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Biden’s victory is a welcome confirmation of democracy

Biden's victory is a welcome confirmation of democracy

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Monday, December 14, has long been marked on the political calendar as the moment when the electoral college – the antiquated, shaky, and in some ways unrepresentative remnant of the country’s founding – would gather to view the 2020 election results to confirm. As on many other days since November 3, it began with Donald Trump railing on Twitter about a “rigged election” and pointing out some of his supporters of possible violence. In Michigan, state officials announced that legislative buildings and the capital would not open due to a threat they described as “credible”.

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