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Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:37 PM

Stacey Abrams: "Our democracy experienced a near-death experience..."

"...Here's how to revive it."

The violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, coupled with ongoing threats to election officials, election workers and lawmakers at all levels, represent unprecedented attacks on the foundations of our democracy. Certainly, President Donald Trump and others in his party who inspired the attacks must be held accountable through all available means. But accountability alone will not be nearly enough.

Only meaningful reforms can undo the damage done ó and establish a government that is truly representative of the people. The next real test of our democracy comes now.

Make no mistake: Democracy may have survived this year, but President Biden and Vice President Harris were elected despite, not thanks to, weakened electoral systems. Together with the Democratic Congress, they now have the opportunity to implement reforms that reaffirm our nationís promises that our country represents and works for everyone. We as Democrats must act before it is too late.
Emphasis added. Source: WaPo

As you may recall, Ms. Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. She founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to address voter suppression, in 2018. She ran (unsuccessfully) for governor, and has since fought for voters' rights, especially leading up to the run-off for both GA Senate seats. Certainly someone to keep an eye on in the coming days...

Willing to provide additional excerpts if you hit the WaPo paywall.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:38 PM

1. She is correct. It remains on life support... nt

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Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:39 PM

2. I appreciate " meaningful reforms."

The systemic rot is very extensive. Very big changes could be helpful.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:41 PM

3. We need nationwide reforms to counter voter suppression.

We also need paper trails.

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