Saturday, September 24, 2022
Sept. 24, 2022

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Letter: Save American democracy


In its upcoming session, the Federalist Society-captured Supreme Court could plausibly end the long-standing charade that we have a democratic form of government, by ruling that a state has the right to replace presidential electors chosen by its people with electors chosen by the state’s legislature. The state legislatures, and thus the U.S. House of Representatives, have nearly been captured via extreme gerrymandering, with its outrageous patterns of contiguous precincts that will ensure minority (GOP) rule in perpetuity, and the two senators per state rule ensures that sparsely populated states have outsized influence in the Senate.

The GOP has played a very successful long game to bring us to this point, and it will require a massive nationwide effort to elect Democratic senators and governors to a save us from a GOP autocracy.

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