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His behavior has been likened to that of despots usually condemned by the US for violating democratic norms. — Business Insider
Trump accused of undermining US democracy by international elections watchdog
  • President Donald Trump's bid to discount millions of legitimate ballots is undermining trust in US democracy, international election observers said in a report.
  • "Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions," concluded observers from the OSCE.
  • The monitors also singled out Trump's "discriminatory and pejorative statements" for criticism.
  • In a move unprecedented in recent US history, Trump questioned the authenticity of millions of ballots, and declared himself victor despite the result of the election being unclear.
His behavior has been likened by experts who spoke to Business Insider to that of despots usually condemned by the US for violating democratic norms.