This article in Forbes outlines a strategy by Republican lawmakers to bypass the electoral polling entirely.
The first phase was suppression by gerrymandering. Next was throwing out voter registration. Then came claim the vote is fraudulent. Now we have an attempt to bypass the democratic system entirely.
What we are witnessing is the disintegration of democracy in the United States.
I neglected to mention using the postal service to try to shut down the votes.
And I also neglected to mention Trump suggesting voters commit a felony by voting multiple times.
And Trump talking about sending the military to "guard" polling places, creating voter intimidation.
Also Barr is suggesting that Republicans get on election committees and be part of the process of throwing out votes.
These are not the tactics of a functional democracy, no matter the outcome.
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