Of course Trump will dispute the results if he loses the election. He disputed the results in the election he won. So, while sickening and sad, this should be the least surprising headline of the campaign season: Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses. In fairness, I can’t promise that my celebration as Joe Biden transitions into power will be peaceful (although I can promise it will be lit.) What Trump says isn’t the key issue. What he’s doing is. If you missed it yesterday, check out Barton Gellman’s look at The Election That Could Break America. “Trump’s state and national legal teams are already laying the groundwork for postelection maneuvers that would circumvent the results of the vote count in battleground states. Ambiguities in the Constitution and logic bombs in the Electoral Count Act make it possible to extend the dispute all the way to Inauguration Day, which would bring the nation to a precipice. The Twentieth Amendment is crystal clear that the president’s term in office ‘shall end’ at noon on January 20, but two men could show up to be sworn in. One of them would arrive with all the tools and power of the presidency already in hand.”

+ What Trump says can, however, have a big impact on how his most ardent supporters view election results. Trump’s comments send a signal to his supporters about how to react if Biden prevails. (Just to be safe, I’m lining my NPR tote bag with bullet proof metal.)

+ Trump’s actions and words have had quite an impact on those who have worked for him. 2 retired 4-star officers who served under Trump endorse Biden. They are part of a group of nearly 500 national security experts who just endorsed Biden.

+ Trump met with boos as he goes to honor Ginsburg. (I guess accusing her granddaughter of lying about her final words before trying to get a photo op in front of RBG’s coffin wasn’t the best idea.)