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If you don't know, now you know: What the term "lame duck" actually means

You may have overheard the term thrown around but have little to no idea what it represents. Luckily, we're here to break it down for you.

If you don't know, now you know: What the term "lame duck" actually means
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After the election, there was a brief moment when I believed Donald Trump would not concede. Upon discovering Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris were the projected winners of the 2020 election, joy should've been my initial reaction. And it was, but it was also followed by a sense of uncertainty.

However, when Trump eventually gave up his baseless accusations of voter fraud, allowing the Biden Administration to move forward with the transition phase, my anxiety subsided. Now that Trump is considered a "lame duck" president, the term has many scratching their heads. Primarily because they have no idea what it means.

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