Even if Biden Wins Big, Trump Has 77 Days to Wreck America
Contributor: Eleanor Clift
What Trump might do is no joke and could have serious ramifications on his successor’s ability to govern.
If Joe Biden wins big in November, no one should breathe easily until he takes the oath of office on Jan. 20. The period from Election Day until Inauguration Day will be ugly, according to a range of experts from both political parties who anticipate President Trump’s refusal to accept defeat could destroy any semblance of a peaceable transfer of power.
There is a body of law governing the transition between administrations, but it is built on the assumption that the parties involved will cooperate. There is occasional mischief, like when the Clinton people supposedly removed the “W’s” from some computer keyboards to irritate the incoming George W Bush administration.