July 2, 2022

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Most Americans fear for the future of democracy

The results came to light amid unprecedented political violence and just days after the first anniversary of the attack on the Capitol in Washington DC.

Polls show that 83 percent of Democrats and Republicans care about the country’s democratic trend.

The results come almost a year after a deadly uprising when a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) attacked the campus in an attempt to block Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

Threats to the US electoral system increased in the aftermath of the attack, which were fueled by asserted and misrepresented allegations of an election fraud by the former president.

For Lawrence Tribe, a Harvard law professor, the attack on constitutional democracy began long before the last election and culminated in an attack on Capitol.

But he clarified that “our country, legal and political institutions are in more danger today than the November 2020 election.”

Allegations of electoral fraud in an attempt to stifle the referendum prompted state action last year, promoted by extremist Republicans and supporters of the New York president.

Those actions forced the Biden administration to intensify its efforts to enact new federal laws to protect the right to vote.

This Monday, Senate Democrat majority leader Chuck Schumer warned that “attacks on the electoral system will not stop, so protecting the right of the people to determine America’s political course is paramount.”

Schumer clarified that the promoters of these measures are “trying to silence the voices of millions of voters and undermine the election.”

However, for many experts the predictions for the passage of new bills defending the democratic process in the United States are not good.

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This is evidenced by the lack of consensus within the Democrats on the recognition of Biden’s economic plan, known as the Built Back Better, and the continued obstacles that Republicans face in every attempt by the president.

The number of warning expressions is increasing day by day; “We are in the most volatile, complex and dynamic environment of the last decade,” said John Cohen, a Homeland Security official.

Political violence in the United States is unprecedented, and the January 6, 2021 attack on democracy does not end there, but he concludes that it is a rehearsal for something worse that could erupt at any moment.

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