Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ endures and poses a threat to U.S. democracy

December 23, 2021 ☼ liestrumpelection-2020

Source: NPR (Link)

In addition, Trump loyalists in battleground states are running for powerful offices that control elections. These are candidates who are endorsed by Trump, because they’ve embraced his lie that he won the 2020 election.

And some Republican-controlled state legislatures have moved to seize power over elections, opening a path where they could overrule voters and substitute their own slate of electors to choose the winner.

All of it, Snyder says, is a direct outcome of Trump’s “big lie,” and is deeply troubling for the future.

“All of those things set us up for a scenario where the candidate who loses by every measure, not just by the popular vote, but by the Electoral College, the candidate who loses by every measure will nevertheless be installed as president of the United States,” Snyder says. “I think that is probably the most likely scenario in 2024 as things stand now.”

This is horrifying. Our country will die in 2024. It will no longer be the United States.