erik lundegaard

Saturday November 21, 2020

Wayne County

“Consider just how openly racist and undemocratic the Michigan debacle was. Two white Republican canvassers refused to certify the results of the state's most populous Democratic county, which contains Black-majority Detroit. Was there evidence of fraud? No. ... One of those canvassers, Monica Palmer, suggested that the white-majority areas of the county could be certified, while the Black-majority city of Detroit could not. ...

This was a racial disenfranchisement move so blatant it would make Jim Crow blush. Michigan Republican leaders applauded this, and Trump tweeted, “Flip Michigan back to TRUMP.” Among the national Republican leaders, those with a conscience—a group that could fit in a broom closet—have been quiet.

-- Timothy Egan, ”Donald Trump Is Leaving Behind Blueprints to End Democracy," The New York Times

Posted at 10:33 AM on Saturday November 21, 2020 in category Politics  
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