American Democracy on the Ropes: Election Subversion

“…Hasen is even more ‘scared’ about the state of U.S. democracy than he was when he wrote that Slate article a year ago… Hasen explained, ‘I’m even more frightened now than in those past months because of the revelations that continue to come to light about the concerted effort of Trump to try to alter the election outcome: Over 30 contacts with governors, state legislative officials, those who canvass the votes; pressuring governors, pressuring secretaries of state; having his lawyer pass out talking points to have Mike Pence declare Trump the winner even though he lost the election. I mean, this is not what we expect in a democracy.’”

“…The 2020 election, Hasen warned, may be a ‘dress rehearsal’ for an even more dangerous “power grab” in the 2024 presidential election. And he believes that Democrats are facing an even bigger problem than voter suppression: voter subversion.” Hasen explained the difference between voter suppression and election subversion, concluding:  “Election subversion is not about making it harder for people to vote, but about manipulating the outcome of the election so that the loser is declared the winner or put in power. It’s the kind of thing that I never expected we would worry about in the United States.”  — Alex Henderson

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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