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9. These state laws make it more difficult, though not impossible, to vote in most cases.
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:52 PM
Jun 2021

And they're effective in disenfranchising a small percentage of people who would have otherwise voted. They're an attempt to chisel away voting rights. Awful and anti-American, but...

...when Trump fomented an insurrection, he tried to throw out ALL of our votes and make the decision regarding our governance himself. I wonder if it's not that that is bothering people more than the state laws.

Are we not worried that failing to hold Trump accountable for what he did would demonstrate a fundamental impotence and apathy in our democracy? It would mean that our democracy is incapable of defending itself as an institution, or doesn't truly BELIEVE in its own legitimacy. How is it not 100 times worse if we can't enforce the idea of election legitimacy at ALL?

Wouldn't that expose a much larger vulnerability and discomfort in our democracy, to not respond appropriately to a brazen act of treason attacking the very idea of government of, by and for the people?

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