Redaction Weekly: The Trump nightmare continues

NO CONCESSION. There was brief acknowledgement that Biden may have won – but only because the election was “rigged”. Almost two weeks after polling day, Trump continues to hold on.

Last week this newsletter suggested Trump is galvanising his base for a possible Tea Party-style movement, or perhaps, more simply, a 2024 run for the White House.

He seems to have directed the battle to the streets. Harrowing scenes in DC showed violent clashes between Antifa and Trump supporters – some of whom were affiliated to the Proud Bouts – as #45 labelled counter-protestords “scum”.

The electoral college results finally came in this week, with Biden taking Arizona and Georgia, and Trump earning North Carolina and Arizona.

It gives Biden a very similar lead – 306 to 232 – to what Trump had in 2016 over Hillary.

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But this fight will go on, both in the courts and on the streets. Economist Max Keiser’s analysis should strike fear into Democrats, who, if they don’t want a repeat of 2000, must have a plan.

We’re still bringing you high quality analysis of the US election, including these two treats:

How a demographic change helped Joe Biden to the White House

With Joe Biden moving Boston and Berlin closer on Brexit, Johnson is going to feel the squeeze

Kamala Harris: Why the historic Vice-President will have her eyes on the top job from January

Trump’s defeat should be celebrated. But Biden’s victory is less of a cause for joy.

TANZANIA ELECTION

While Trump may have been ousted, other strongmen are holding on in other dubious elections. John Magufuli of Tanzania compares himself to Julius Nyerere – but his recent actions are an insult to the anti-colonial activist’s legacy.

Tanzania election: How Magufuli cemented his power – but strayed further from Julius Nyerere’s legacy

LABOUR PARTY

No longer a Labour MP never mind the leader of the party, Jeremy Corbyn has more time to dedicate himself to supporting progressives home and abroad. Redaction attended his seminar with Rafael Correa – read about it below.

Corbyn: Progressives must unite against neoliberal forces as pandemic worsens inequality

LOOKING FORWARD

Who knows what’s brewing in the US? A week is proving to be a long time in politics, and it seems like the Republican Party will continue to dig in.


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