What happens if Trump loses the 2020 election and refuses to concede?

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  1. Stephen

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    What happens if Trump loses the 2020 election and refuses to concede?

    Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is knocking on the door of the White House, sitting just shy of the 270 electoral votes needed to win — but what happens if President Trump loses and refuses to concede?

    When Inauguration Day rolls around on Jan. 20, if Trump has exhausted his legal challenges and physically refuses to leave the White House premises, Biden said in June that he was “absolutely convinced” the military would remove Trump “with great dispatch.”

    But Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told NPR last month that he intends to keep the military out of any election disputes.

    “This isn’t the first time that someone has suggested that there might be a contested election,” he told the outlet. “And if there is, it’ll be handled appropriately by the courts and by the US Congress. There’s no role for the US military in determining the outcome of a US election. Zero. There is no role there.”

    Given America’s history of peaceful transitions of power, such an event would steer the country into uncharted waters.

    It also assumes that the electoral votes will be untangled.

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    Very interesting article.

    Seems like this scenario would favor President Trump.

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