The United States democracy – under a persistent, multi-front assault from the pro-Trump republican leaders – is about to show whether it is effective enough to save itself. Such a piece of evidence would be considered ridiculous through much of history. However, since the Republican president left office after destroying the past tradition of peaceful transfers of power in an unsuccessful effort to steal the 2020 presidential election, it becomes obvious that his insurrectionism was only the primary fight in a long political battle as his allies’ tout absurd imaginations about returning Trump to presidential seat to applause and online approval.
Moreover, the mechanisms of the U.S. institutions that hardly survived Donald Trump’s effort to illegally stay in power still manipulated by Republican leaders to make America less democratic. The Republican efforts to stack the electoral desks of the country are shockingly comprehensive. From Georgia to Florida and Arizona and in several other states, the GOP leaders are mobilizing behind efforts to cut voting hours, a crackdown on mail-in and early balloting, and to get rid of legitimate ballots – all under a banner of election security.
Twitter banned the official account of Trump because he sends out daily false statements and lies that percolate among his supporters on social media. In addition, the former president’s prearranged recommencement of rallies in July will bring that anti-democratic stream of lies to a broader audience. Republicans will use the filibusterer rules in the United States – which criticizers see as the opposite of democracy – to spoil Democratic legislation that seeks to overcome all those efforts.
Joe Biden Raised Alarm about Anti-democratic Muscles
Joe Biden, the United States President, raised the alarm on Tuesday when one more session of the Republican flexing its anti-democratic muscles. Just as GOP leaders are using the institutions of the country to harm democracy, Democrats under the leadership of Biden are targeting new laws that, according to them, preserve it.
The president tasked Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, to lead an effort to protect the right to vote. Furthermore, Biden was marking the hundredth anniversary of a massacre of Black Americans in Tulsa, a scar on the American history that he indirectly placed in the broader effort of generations to perfect American Democracy.
We’re witnessing an all-out assault on our democracy — and we need to act swiftly to protect the sacred right to vote.
We need the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 2, 2021