Democracy in Decline

I was shocked to read on the front page of the Washington Post of September 19 that a dozen Republican election candidates are refusing to say that they will accept the results of their contests. They may, in other words, reject the voters’ decision and maintain that they won the election, validated and verified vote counts notwithstanding. This is the latest damage to our democracy instigated by Donald Trump, who to this day claims that he didn’t lose the 2020 election. The evidence of his defeat is undeniable and overwhelming. What he is doing is, in effect, to contradict the will of people. And now other Republican candidates are joining him.

Refusal to accept the results of an election is the epitome of fascism. It means to claim the right to rule regardless of the will of the people. It’s Hitler and Mussolini reborn. The Republicans are saying they will rule us whether we want it or not.

It’s time for us to get out the vote and defeat these fascists.

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