by Carol Anderson, The GuardianDecember 2018
Donald Trump wants Brad Raffensperger to be secretary of state overseeing elections in Georgia. That, alone, should give any self-respecting American pause.
What the state needs is not more of the voter suppression that put a truly compromised candidate in the White House in 2016 or that allowed more than 1 million Georgians to be purged from the voter rolls and tens of thousands of registrations held in electoral limbo because of a typo, a hyphen, or accent mark.
What Georgia needs, instead, is democracy, which is something it hasn’t had in more than a decade.Republican Brad Raffensperger has Donald Trump’s endorsement because the candidate will “work closely with @BrianKempGA”. That means democracy is still on the gallows. Click To Tweet
Authoritarians will trust their leaders no matter what they say, and distrust whomever the leader says to distrust. They are highly fearful of the world at-large around them.
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