US election: How will protests against a ‘stolen election’ affect America? – BBC Newsnight

Donald Trump has so far not conceded the US election to President-elect Joe Biden and has vowed to challenge the projected result in court. What effect does this have on democracy and reunification in the US? Please subscribe here:

Democrat Joe Biden has been declared president-elect, but President Donald Trump is still planning legal challenges to the results in some key states.

His lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that it would be wrong for Mr Trump to concede because: “There is strong evidence that this was an election that in at least three or four states, and possibly 10, it was stolen.”

The Trump campaign is yet to provide this “strong evidence” but says it plans to lodge lawsuits in several key states.

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Newsnight’s International Editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Maricopa County, Arizona, where protestors say they will remain until they believe there has been a free and fair election.

This film was produced by Caitlin Hanrahan and Jack Garland.

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