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Politics Podcast: Trump Refuses To Commit To A Peaceful Transfer Of Power

When asked on Wednesday, President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose in November. In this emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses ways that Trump could subvert the results of the election and how his rhetoric affects American democracy.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Perry Bacon Jr. was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.