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General News    H2'ed 10/13/21

As Trump hints at 2024 comeback, democracy advocates fear a 'worst-case scenario' for the country ; by Ashely Parker

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Scholars grapple with what would happen if the former president runs again — and wins? A year before the 2020 election, 12 constitutional scholars & democracy advocates traveled to DC,  to work through a range of scenarios where something goes awry on Election Day. Donald Trump showed little regard for the democratic traditions & constitutional norms that had guided his predecessors. So the group considered a slew of hypothetical catastrophes: “What do we do if a vigilante group takes over a major county tabulation facility & burns it to the ground? What do we do if there is a military coup?” But, the experts were too quick to dismiss the outrageous as unlikely to happen in a country like the US.  Now, as Trump sounds like he intends to mount a rerun, democracy experts are grappling with what such a campaign —  & a potential second Trump presidency — would mean for the country."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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