Trump’s Election Gambit Isn’t Just About Politics

Dear Capitolanivimab,

Happy Tuesday-before-Thanksgiving! At this point, I hope you’ve dominated your Practice Turkey and are now working on the (unfortunately smaller) Thursday feast, as everyone knows that a truly great Thanksgiving meal takes several days of preparation. In that regard, you’ll find in the links section below my mom’s world-famous apple/cornbread/sausage stuffing recipe, which should be started today and is easily the best thing you’ll ever ingest ever. So if you haven’t yet started on your own (inferior) stuffing, I’d recommend you stop reading and head to the grocery store NOW.

OK, good.Now that you’re back, let’s move on to more serious things.

I planned this week to write about a labor market silver lining to COVID’s dark clouds, but Jonah’s column last Friday redirected things because I think what he wrote about Trump and the 2020 election is right and important—even now that President Trump has kinda-sorta-maybe admitted that he won’t be president in 2021. So I want to spend a little time today providing some additional reasons for concern regarding the political spectacle we’re still seeing play out on the internet, various media, and in courts across the country.

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