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Video: What if a presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

Since the 2020 US presidential election was close, the race could drag on in the courts and halls of Congress long after ballots are cast, says lawyer and political commentator Van Jones. Explaining why the customary concession speech is one of the most important safeguards for democracy, Jones exposes shocking legal loopholes that could enable a candidate to grab power even if they lose both the popular vote and the electoral college — and shares what ordinary citizens can do if there’s no peaceful transfer of power.

Running time: 16 minutes

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Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones is an American news commentator, author and lawyer. He is the co-founder of several non-profit organizations, a three-time New York Times bestselling author, a CNN host and contributor, and an Emmy Award winner. 

2 comments on “Video: What if a presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones

  1. Reese E. Forbes
    November 8, 2020

    Comprehensive, but maybe a bit counterproductive if any Trumper sees this. I will see you all in the streets if necessary to remove Trump in any way.

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    • Vox Populi
      November 8, 2020

      Thanks, Reese. I’m sure that Trump’s lawyers are well aware of the weaknesses of the electoral college — and how to throw a wrench into the works. If they do decide to try to sabotage our democracy, we may have to take to the streets. We’ll see.

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