The worst case, however, is not that Trump rejects the election outcome. The worst case is that he uses his power to prevent a decisive outcome against him. If Trump sheds all restraint, and if his Republican allies play the parts he assigns them, he could obstruct the emergence of a legally unambiguous victory for Biden in the Electoral College and then in Congress. He could prevent the formation of consensus about whether there is any outcome at all. He could seize on that uncertainty to hold on to power. He’s going to employ every measure possible, legal, political, and otherwise, to obfuscate the results of the election and call into question the credibility of those who oppose him by presenting unfavorable election results.
This is a prime example of why we should be updating the constitution continuously. It made sense to give 3 months prior to the invention of flight because it could take a long time to cross the country and not having the President in DC but somewhere in the Midwest and not reliably reachable would have been an issue. But now, it is complete bullshit. They should be out by the end of the month. Counting votes shouldn’t last more than the month of November when the election is run properly and fairly.