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Yes, Plan B has been shaping up: deep-six Trump, install Pence as the “Great Stabilizer,” and get on with implementing the far-right agenda in relative peace. Our national problem runs deeper than Trump. The computerized vote counting era has brought us Rove’s “permanent Republican majority” and right-wing hegemony throughout America’s political infrastructure. Trump is about the only thing impeding, quite inadvertently, the right in its mission. It seems likely he will go but, unless we are able to restore public, observable vote counting in a hurry (i.e., by E2018), we’ll be no better off — if anything, worse.

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