US Elections: What if Donald Trump Loses But Refuses to Concede?

With distrust bubbling amongst both Trump and Biden supporters there’s also a big worry about a potential blowout.

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Who will US pick as its President? With less than a few hours to go for the US Elections of 2020, all eyes are on America to see whether it will be another term for President Donald Trump, or if Joe Biden will become the next President.

But in a state with a deeply polarised population and an incumbent president who is highly suspicious of the whole electoral process, things could turn messy.

Firstly, President Trump has been constantly challenging the legitimacy of this election calling it a "big scam", starting with the postal ballots. And this is raising concerns that Trump might try to call the election prematurely.

But the second and more worrying issue, is that with Trump so far refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power, what happens if he loses and actually refuses to accept the election results?

With so much distrust bubbling amongst both Trump and Biden supporters, there's also a big worry about a potential blowout, with some protesters already planning to hit the streets, and US unions reportedly discussing the possibility of a general strike, if Trump decides to interfere with the election.

Now, Biden has been predicted to have a lead over Trump nationally, but so did Hillary Clinton in 2016 which she lost to Trump. As the key to the election depends on the electoral college and not the popular vote, what are Biden's chances looking like this year? Is a repeat scenario expected? Tune in!

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