Republican attempts to restrict voting options based on former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election were bad. What’s ahead is worse.
The time to prepare is now. Republicans most of all need to recognize that threats to our democracy are coming from the Trump faction of the party. Those of us who still consider ourselves Republicans need to be the first to call them out.
Behind the scenes, Trump has been actively working to purge those who refused to steal the election for him in 2020, as well as those who made any effort to hold him accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 attempt to overturn the election. He has recruited and endorsed candidates for state-level office who, if elected, would oversee election administration. Many of these candidates are boldly telling us right now what they want to do and where their loyalties are.