The claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump is false. The perpetuation of this “Big Lie” by its unchecked first amendment-wielding adepts constitutes a sabotage of the electoral system of the United States and it’s unfortunately a growing movement. This article by Michael Waldman is published by Brennan Center for Justice. Here is an excerpt:
No doubt, Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election had absurd elements. (The Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference? The Kraken?) It culminated, of course, in the deadly chaos of the Capitol insurrection. Now, the more we learn, the more we realize there was a concerted plan to steal the election and upend the results.
Next time it won’t be so amateurish. In fact, Trump’s allies are systematically removing obstacles to stealing elections in states across the country.
The Brennan Center published a report this week documenting the campaign. Two state legislatures have bestowed upon themselves the power to remove and replace local election officials with partisan operatives. Six states have passed laws threatening election officials with new or heightened criminal penalties. Three states have robbed election officials of the power to properly regulate partisan poll monitors in the polling place. Five states launched phony partisan reviews of last year’s election results led by biased actors who employed inadequate safeguards.
To the longstanding problem of vote suppression, add election sabotage.
Read the full article here.