What Would Happen If Trump Refused to Leave Office?

The Atlantic on 2020-02-24

A peaceful transfer of power is necessary for American democracy to survive

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By Barbara McQuade

If Donald Trump is defeated in November 2020, his presidency will end on January 20, 2021. If he is reelected, then, barring other circumstances such as removal from office, his administration will terminate…