Monday, July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

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Letter: Support For the People Act


In the 1950s, the term “fifth column” was used to describe subversives dedicated to the overthrow of our government. The Republican Party today has become exactly that, because a large majority of its members support the treason inherent in overturning a fair election and are actively working to destroy our democracy. Realizing that it can’t win on its own merits, it has gerrymandered “with surgical precision,” restricted the vote in 19 states and purged eligible Americans from the voter rolls. It would be more honest if Republicans came out and said that only votes for Republicans should count.

The real danger is that 14 states have passed laws to give their legislatures power over election administration and certification, to impose criminal sanctions on election officials, and to remove local elections officials in favor of state (read: “Republican”) officials. They understand that it matters less who votes than who counts the votes. Republicans plan to steal the 2024 election, and it will all be “legal.”

President Joe Biden said, “A dagger is at the throat of democracy.” Please call your representatives to say that we need to save our sacred vote by passing the For the People Act.

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