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General News    H3'ed 3/24/21

US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage 'coordinated onslaught' on voting rights

Election Day 2020
Election Day 2020
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'By the time [officials] declared the 2020 election 'the most secure in American history,' a larger truth was apparent: democracy had prevailed.

But 2021 has been far from a celebration of democracy. It’s been the opposite – American democracy is under attack.

'Seizing on Donald Trump’s lies about fraud in the 2020 election, Republicans have launched a brazen attack on voting, part of an effort to entrench control over a rapidly changing electorate by changing the rules of democracy. As of mid-February, 253 bills were pending to restrict voting in 43 states. Many of those restrictions take direct aim at mail-in and early voting, the very policies that led to November’s record turnout.'

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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