Photo: Williamsport Sun-Gazette
This week — 27 months after the November 2020 Presidential election — Lycoming County, Pennsylvania carried out a full recount of 60,000 ballots.
There was no significant change in the outcome in a county where Donald Trump won almost 70% of the vote. However, the Trumpists have vowed to carry on with their unsupported declarations of electoral fraud.
Forrest Lehman, Lycoming County’s director of elections, explained, “You close one election-denying door, they’ll open a window.”
I discuss the black-comedy episode, and the wider context of post-Trumpian US politics and society, with Monocle 24’s Emma Nelson.
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