President Donald Trump continues to make absurd claims of widespread election fraud and to explore far-fetched schemes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. On Thursday, we learned that he had summoned Republican legislative leaders from Michigan to the White House, raising speculation that he might try to enlist them in an attempt to deny Biden that state’s electoral votes.

Trump’s defiance and bad faith are depressing. Equally depressing is the fact that many of his supporters believe his false claims about a rigged election.