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  • Writer's picturechris walsh

How much longer will it take?

I don't know about you but I am now both exhausted, hopeful and still worried about the US election results, but I now know far too much about the electoral system there.

As of Friday afternoon in London, it seems like the process is still working, with all votes being counted, despite the President going into meltdown with incendiary calls over a non existent ballot fraud which with typical deliberate ignorance and lies he confuses late voting with late ballot counts. But at least the system is holding up, despite alt right armed vigilantes trying to intimidate the count in Arizona and an apparent foiled plot by armed alt right men trying to seize the count somewhere in Pennsylvania, with his son calling fo all out war and Steve Bannon still at liberty after calling for Dr Fauci to be beheaded.

After 3 days of this it makes for little sleep and ongoing worry that the bastion of democracy could become the source of a right wing and criminal coup. But as the fog clears it looks , I hope like Biden will make it - but probably without a senate majority and the likelihood of an enraged Trump still in power for another 11 weeks - during which he could do a lot of damage and don't rule out martial law, but more likely he will retire to making millions appearing on Fox News and spending millions more defending against legal cases around his tax evasion, his sexual harasment charges, his misuses of office for personal gain and his nepotistic approach to government. Mind you what do you expect from a criminal with little brain, much cunning and no remorse.

When you see that despite everything the constitution, flawed as it is, held on to its principles, it does make you wonder what would happen if our own mini Trump tried to do the same here, as we do not even have a written constitution

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