has also become clear over the past two weeks that these attempts to overthrow the electoral decision will almost certainly fail. So, chapter closed, heal the nation and move forward? As much as one can wish for that, I do not think that this will
happen. To the contrary, even if he fails to overthrow the results of the election, Donald Trump and his henchmen will have cast sufficient doubt on the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidency - at least in the mind of a large minority of the
US population. And that is where the danger for the republic stands.