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Trudy Rubin: Autocrats think Trump broke American democracy. Biden could prove them wrong

Amidst all the gloom about our still bitterly divided country — laid bare by the election and President Donald Trump’s ugly reactions — I offer some perspective from an unlikely source.Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader recovering in Berlin from a near fatal poisoning, saw our painful voting process as positive. Keep in mind that he plans to return to a country where the Kremlin rigs elections, bans him from running and murders opponents.“Woke up and went on Twitter to see who won,” Navalny tweeted on Wednesday. “Still unclear. Now that’s what I call elections.”In that vein, let me …

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