Trump vs. Clinton: Is a 2017 ‘peaceful transfer’ possible?


ATLANTA (AP) — These aren’t fringe opinions in America today:

Many people believe Hillary Clinton should be in jail. And many say Donald Trump threatens America’s very existence.

They’re widespread views across the nation’s bitter political divide.

That means that on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, tens of millions of Americans will awaken to the realization that someone they loathe will be the 45th president of the United States.

The dynamics of the White House race are leaving many Republicans and Democrats worried that lots of voters will be unwilling to accept the outcome.

That could weaken the new president from the very first day in office.

Intense, sustained opposition diminishes a president’s political capital and emboldens opposition lawmakers who have to answer to their own supporters.

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