However, as Barton Gellman reports for The Atlantic:

“Trump’s state and national legal teams are already laying the groundwork for post-election maneuvers that would circumvent the results of the vote count in battleground states. Ambiguities in the constitution and logic bombs in the Electoral Count Act make it possible to extend the dispute all the way to inauguration day. The Twentieth Amendment is crystal clear that the president’s term in office ‘shall end’ at noon on Jan. 20, but two men could show up to be sworn in. One of them would arrive with all the tools and power of the presidency already in hand.”

If that happens the US would be plunged into a constitutional crisis, writes Gellman. “We have no precedent or procedure to end this election if Biden seems to carry the electoral college but Trump refuses to concede. We will have to invent one.”

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