Trump’s Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America into an ‘Illiberal Democracy’ like Turkey 

By claiming victory in the presidential election while it is still in the balance, President Trump is following what could be called “the Turkish playbook” in his determination to stay in the White House. This approach is a rerun of the strategy employed by several populist national leaders across the world in recent years to stay in power by prematurely claiming a win at the polls, and then manipulating the final result in their favour through their control of state institutions, such as election supervisory boards and the courts. More

Source: Trump’s Bid to Stop the Count Risks Turning America into an ‘Illiberal Democracy’ like Turkey – CounterPunch.org

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