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The Supreme Court may decide this election, and Trump knows it

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Analysis. If Trump and McConnell are able to appoint another judge that shows them absolute loyalty, the Republicans might not only get the petty orange dictator to stay in office, but would also secure a 6-to-3 majority on the Court for the coming decades.

written by Fabrizio Tonello

Topic U.S. Politics

September 22, 2020

As one could read on a wall in Bologna back in 1977, the apocalypse can also come an inch at a time. For American democracy, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg only 45 days before the presidential elections is both a tragedy and, at the same time, a sign that this process is entering its final phase. The revelation about whether American fascism will consolidate its power or not will come in the night between November 3 and 4, when Donald Trump will falsely claim to have won the election if the first partial results seem to be in his favor, or he will shout that a giant electoral fraud is underway, if the vote count shows a majority for the Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

This is a strategy that the outgoing president developed months ago. Thanks to the mechanism of the Electoral College in the United States, it is possible to win the presidency while collecting 3 million fewer votes than his........

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