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“TESTED—BUT NOT BROKEN”

AS HE FINALLY EXITS AMID PREDICTABLE chaos, Donald Trump’s final few acts have tested, but not broken, America’s democratic institutions. In what should have been a pro forma ceremony for Congress to accept the Electoral College vote and Joe Biden’s election as president, Senate Republicans maneuvering to succeed Trump in four years and House Republicans desperate for his continuing affection dragged Congress through hours of empty procedural delays, irrelevant rhetoric and in the end, a predictably futile result. They thus joined Rudy Guiliani and his “elite strike force” of gumshoe attorneys in their half-baked challenges to Biden’s win.

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