American Decline

The State’s Crisis of Legitimacy Intensifies

By Bill Lind, Traditional Right

As of this writing, the outcome of the Presidential election is uncertain although it appears Biden will “win”, thanks to questionable vote totals from urban areas. The Senate looks as if it will remain Republican, and the Democrats have held onto the House although with a reduced majority. The most important result of the election is, however, clear: the legitimacy of the state has taken another hit.

Regardless of who wins the Presidency, the opposing Party will not see the victor’s triumph as legitimate. If Trump wins, it will probably be via the courts, and the Left will regard that as undemocratic and thus illegitimate. If Biden wins after boatloads of votes from urban areas pour in, many after election day, the Right will view the election as stolen. I have no knowledge of what is going on in places where those votes are being counted (or added). But urban political machines, almost all Democrat, have a long history of stuffing the ballot box and intentionally miscounting votes. The Right has every reason to be suspicious that it is happening again.

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