How to make an election crisis

Published Oct 28 2020 at 9:55 AM GMT
  • Fun fact: With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, the Supreme Court now contains as many Republican campaign lawyers who worked for George W Bush on Bush v Gore " the decision that amounted to election theft, and was so ridiculously partisan that it said itself it should not be cited as precedent " as it does Democrats.
  • Today, as Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate, at least one of those three justices, Brett Kavanaugh, is now citing Bush v Gore in a tendentious opinion that clearly signals he is ready to help steal the 2020 election for Donald Trump.
  • But this is just one aspect of the Republican plot to manufacture a fake crisis on Election Day they can then exploit to overturn American democracy and stuff Trump back into office.
  • They may not succeed, but they are going to try.
  • Whether it works may depend on whether rank-and-file liberals turn out in the streets to defend their democratic rights.



  • Published Oct 28, 2020 9:55 AM GMT