‘Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk’ Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars | Common Dreams News

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona. (Photo: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images)

More than 100 scholars of democracy on Tuesday released a joint “statement of concern” calling on Congress to combat ongoing GOP attacks on voting rights and ensure fair and free future U.S. elections with federal legislation. Published online by the think tank New America, the scholars’ statement comes as Republican lawmakers nationwide continue to propose and enact state-level voter suppression bills. This past weekend, Texas House Democrats staged a walkout to block state Senate-approved legislation widely denounced by voting rights advocates and other critics across the country, including President Joe Biden.

Source: ‘Our Entire Democracy Is Now at Risk’ Because of GOP Attacks, Warn 100+ Scholars | Common Dreams News

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