I really don't think people understand just how much damage Trump and the GOP are doing to themselves with this attempt to delegitimize the election results. When it's all said and done and Trump is officially the loser, he'll be in a far weaker position than other former POTUS's
The risk that Trump and the Republicans are running into now is twofold: The first being the amount of political capital that they're spending on a fool's errand. The outcome is known, fighting over it takes attention off of the Georgia Senate races and Biden's cabinet picks...
The second risk is that they're going to embolden the majority to begin to act like a majority. If/when Democrats realize that Biden's election margin was historic, they're going to demand he be granted his mandate. They'd be wise to go all in on pro-democracy policies...
The Republicans are putting themselves in an untenable position where they're going to be the party that opposes voting rights and clings to anti-majoritarian institutions like the Senate and Electoral College to preserve their power. Democrats can just weaken those structures...
In a political world where the GOP has cast their lot on doubting the clear results of this presidential election and then blocks common sense legislation, they're handing Democrats the keys to eliminating the filibuster and neutering, if not abolishing, the Electoral College...
Meanwhile, Trump will grow weaker and irrelevant outside of the Republican base while the party becomes a host to his predilections and embrace his unpopular rhetoric because they can't win primaries without his tacit blessing. Trump will never be as powerful as he was on Nov. 2
The fact of the matter is this: Trump never won the popular vote and, between 2016 and 2020, nine million more people voted against him than for him. He was never popular with Americans, only with a sliver of Republicans. Giving him the deed to the party's future is a bad idea.
The TL;DR summary of this thread: If Republicans don't fight tooth and nail against a Trump run in 2024, they're resigning themselves to losing the popular vote (again) and ceding all of their power to a weak and defeated former president. Fin.

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