This attack on American democracy has many facets, and the different strands reinforce each other. It’s a vicious circle. In 2024, we cannot be certain that these organizations will uphold the will of the voters.
In addition, we must regard the 2022 election as alive for the continued vitality of our democracy. Secretary of State races in places like Georgia and Michigan are perhaps the most important elections on the ballot, because they will determine who will run the 2024 elections in those states. We must elect individuals who are committed to democracy, not just loyal to a particular candidate. We must also fill the void in our local election offices with people dedicated to democracy.
American democracy is virtually nonexistent in 2020. Attacks in 2024 are already underway. Whether they succeed or not will depend on what we do right now.