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The Difficult Truth of 1619 — #7

A blog category examining the difficult yet enlightening truth found in The 1619 Project.

“Donald Trump’s false claims of electoral fraud in the wake of the 2020 presidential election were an expression of the idea that only certain majorities are real majorities, that only some Americans deserve to hold power.”

“And while Trump lost and left office, the idea persists.”

“Rather than mobilize new voters or persuade existing ones, Republicans throughout the country have set about restricting access to the forms of voting that helped Democrats win in traditionally Republican states like Georgia and Arizona.”

“In Michigan, likewise, Republican lawmakers want to change the way the state distributes its Electoral College votes to nullify the influence of Detroit [overwhelmingly Black] on the final result.” p. 208

May our democracy survive this extremist far-right onslaught of truth, integrity and American values.

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