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Some GOP members didn’t accept Biden’s win. What happens when an anti-democratic faction rocks a democracy?

In a Washington Post op-ed, Cornell government professors Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kenneth Roberts write that Republican leaders’ response to the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and other recent events suggested that some are unwilling to accept the legitimacy of free and fair elections, a problem not just for the Republican Party but for U.S. democracy more broadly.