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The stakes could not be higher in US election - for America, and for Democracy

Voters wait in line at a polling location in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Nov 3, 2020..PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - For either candidate, in the fight of their lives, conceding defeat is out of the question; the only factor that would trigger that would be a landslide one way or the other, and while that is theoretically possible, it is unlikely.

"Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared a victor on election night," former vice-president Joe Biden's campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a briefing on Monday (Nov 2).

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