With the battle of the ballots now behind us, the fight for the White House has developed into a war of words and legal arguments in the U.S. courts.
No surprise there, as the incumbent president, Donald Trump, desperately tries to cling to power while former Vice-President Joe Biden attempts to prepare for his inauguration.
It is reminiscent of a traditional British pantomime where Donald stands on stage saying, “I have won,” but the audience shouts back, “Oh no you haven’t”.
Cue exchanges of, “Oh yes I have,” and, “Oh no you haven’t,” as children double-up in laughter. A supposedly great comedy at Christmastime, but not when it’s about who will lead one of the world’s greatest powers for the next four years.
Instead of being funny, this is embarrassing. Trump, without producing any evidence that will stand up in court, makes wild and unfounded allegations of electoral fraud while Biden, who has won the election according to the BBC and the U.S. TV networks, calls for calm.
The outgoing resident, for that is what he is, refuses to concede defeat, as his legal team fights desperately in the courts. What is going on? Is this really democracy?