When is someone or some group with clout going to step up and make Donald Trump stop trying to discredit and destroy the election process? It is somewhat obvious that the process is outdated and needs reform, but it is what we have, and it has worked relatively well for over 200 years.

Since 1960, there have been 16 presidential elections. In six of them, the difference in the popular vote for the presidency was less than 2.5%. In 1960, John F. Kennedy won by approximately 120,000 votes; in 1968, Richard Nixon won by approximately 812,000.

George W. Bush won the 2000 election after losing the popular vote by over 531,000 votes, and in 2016, Hillary Clinton received more than 2.8 million more votes than Trump and lost.

What I think is a most important aspect of these elections is that after Inauguration Day, the election was over and the government continued to function (even if bipartisan cooperation disintegrated).

In the 2020 election, Joe Biden won by more than 7 million votes. Trump will not accept that for once in his life, he lost, and his normal bullying tactics are not going to change the outcome.

Seven months after the election, he and his lackeys are still attempting to overturn the validated outcome. He wants to be a dictator and, unfortunately, it appears that a large percentage of the Republican Party will be satisfied with allowing him to become one.

ELMER SCOTT

Janesville

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