A Big Red Flag on the Road Ahead

An appalling number of Republican members of Congress have jumped on the authoritarian bandwagon. They want to control the government of the United States, and they don’t mind destroying our democracy in the process. Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent quotes Alexander Keyssar, whom he says is the leading  historian of U.S. democracy, on the implications of this development. Keyssar finds it “deeply disturbing.” In a future close election, Sargent asks, “What’s to stop a Republican-controlled Senate and House from refusing to count a victorious Democratic presidential candidate’s electors from numerous close states?”