'Of Course Biden is the President-elect'
Catholics, for the most part, accept election results, but disagree whether Trump's refusal to concede is problematic.
"The last weeks have only shown how baseless and corrupt the effort has been to deny this empirical reality" of Biden's election victory.
"What could be more anti-democratic than a deliberate, organized effort to overthrow the results of an election on the basis of no legitimate evidence whatsoever?" he asked. "This is exactly what wannabe tyrants around the world have always tried to do."
"Trump's effort has convinced millions of Americans that the election was fraudulent and that is a poison released into our system," DeCosse continued. "Trump's effort is also one more cynical instance of what political scientists have called 'competitive authoritarianism' in which norms and procedures of democracy (in this case, the pursuit of baseless claims in the courts) are used to undermine democracy."
David DeCosse, director of religious and Catholic ethics and Campus Ethics Programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics quoted in National Catholic Reporter.
Dec 22, 2020