The Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election : Consider This from NPR Election experts say there is no realistic legal path for President Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But his determination to proceed anyway is doing real damage to the idea of American democracy. A growing number of current and former government officials are speaking out against his efforts.

Sue Gordon, former deputy director of national intelligence, tells NPR if this were happening in another country, "we would say democracy was teetering on the edge."

And Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, tells NPR he was pressured by Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to reject certain absentee ballots.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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The Growing Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election

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The Growing Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election

The Growing Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election

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Rudy Giuliani speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 presidential election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Election experts say there is no realistic legal path for President Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But his determination to proceed anyway is doing real damage to the idea of American democracy. A growing number of current and former government officials are speaking out against his efforts.

Sue Gordon, former deputy director of national intelligence, tells NPR if this were happening in another country, "we would say democracy was teetering on the edge."

And Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, tells NPR he was pressured by Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to reject certain absentee ballots.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale, Brianna Scott, and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Lee Hale and Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis, Brett Neely, and Arnie Seipel. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.