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May 16, 2024

Loss of more than an election

If Trump loses the 2024 presidential election and refuses to accept the outcome, self-interested lawyers who supported Trump's baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election may repeat those claims. Such maneuvers highlight the decline of the legal profession.

A. Marco Turk

Emeritus Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills


A. Marco Turk is a contributing writer, professor emeritus and former director of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding program at CSU Dominguez Hills, and currently adjunct professor of law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.


In the Jan. 6, 2021, issue of the Atlantic, a concern was expressed but fell on deaf ears. The warning shots from the disputed 2020 presidential election signaled a future filled with arguments regarding the validity of how our leaders are selected…for the first time in the history of this country since its founding in 1776.

What would have been unthought of prior to 2021 is the possible graveyard of our democr...

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