The Candidates in the November 3 Election

The two candidates running against each other are Autocracy and Democracy.  Last evening,  Rachael Maddow presented an inside look at the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania legislature’s plan to create an “Election Integrity Committee” that would have subpoena  power to investigate polling and vote tabulation, find irregularities, and delegitimatize results, thereby permitting the legislature to determine how Pennsylvania’s electoral votes will be cast. This is one of the most brazen and potentially consequential of many Republican efforts in process to suppress voting and alter outcomes in order to preserve power contrary to popular will.