But the 2020 election also laid bare the extent to which Republicans will go to defy democracy.
On January 6, a deadly mob of insurrectionists, buoyed by lies and encouraged by Trump, invaded the U.S. Capitol, threatening to kill legislators and briefly shutting down the election’s official certification.
It includes measures such as automatic registration for eligible voters, banning voter identification requirements, and curtailing the practice of partisan gerrymandering.
It also includes provisions aimed at preventing special interest groups from influencing elections.
Which means it is terrifying to the billionaires who have long used their fortunes to rig American democracy.
The most effective message on behalf of the bill, McKenzie notes, is that it “stops billionaires from buying elections.”
What they want -- to abuse the Gettysburg address -- is a government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, and for the billionaires. »