Re: Presitator for life
Unfortunately as Trevor Noah on the daily show pointed out, Trump is the blacklight on the US constitution.
i.e He is is showing the areas where everyone assumed there was well defined law on the limits of presidential power, were in fact based on the assumption of acceptance of political good manners, and in fact had never actually been tested in court.
Could Trump refuse to accept a election loss or add a 3rd term? In theory yes. For example he could try and get the election declared null and void due to supposed voting irregularities or declare a national emergency, manufactured or not. Whether the Senate or Courts would go for this, is unsure, but certainly the former has been remarkable quiet about the stretch of presidential authority in the past.
The real question is what would happen if he refused to go? What legal recourse are there to remove a president who refuses to play ball? In the end democracy depends on people assuming that people will play by the rules , when you get people like Trump who believe in there own self-given right to make the rules, you can only hope that there are enough people in the system whose loyalty is to the concept of democracy, rather than the mockery that it could become