Many Democrats are neurotically obsessed with wresting ostensible agreement from the other side that the election was “free and fair,” although it clearly was not. From Michael Anton at amgreatness.com:
The purpose of voting today is to give a democratic veneer to an undemocratic regime—not to give the people a say in the direction of their government.
Recently, I appeared as a guest on Andrew Sullivan’s podcast. Sullivan is vociferously anti-Trump, so I expected us to disagree—which, naturally, we did. But I was surprised by the extent to which he insisted I assent to his assertion that the 2020 election was totally on the level. That is to say, I wasn’t surprised that Sullivan thinks it was; I was surprised by his evident yearning to hear me say so, too.
Which I could not do.
Sullivan badgered me on this at length before finally accusing me of being fixated on the topic, to which I responded, truthfully, that I was only talking about it because he asked. As far as I’m concerned, the 2020 election is well and truly over. I have, I said, “moved on.”