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Can Trump Actually Stage a Coup and Stay in Office for a Second Term?

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Joe Biden won the presidential election, a fact that Donald Trump and other Republicans refuse to acknowledge.

There are worries the president and other Republicans will make every effort to stay in power. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, said last week. William Barr, the attorney general, has also authorized federal prosecutors to begin to investigate election irregularities, a move that prompted the head of the justice department’s election crimes unit to step down from his position and move to another role.

Yet, despite all of Trump’s machinations, it is extremely unlikely he can find a way to stay in power or stage a coup.

The Guardian lays out the reasons why here:

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