Why Republicans Oppose Voter Reform and Making Life Better For All Americans
We begin with the motivation behind the concerted effort by Republicans from the top leadership to the rank and file to rig the electorate in their favor through gerrymandering, voter suppression, partisan vote counting and intimidation of poll workers. Republicans from Mitch McConnell to Mitt Romney share a belief that only they are the legitimate Americans who deserve to vote since the Democrats are the party of undeserving minorities who are the takers while the Republicans are the makers. Joining us to explain this mindset behind the reason why Republicans from Chief Justice John Roberts to Marjorie Taylor Greene are opposed to making voting easier and more accessible while resisting reforms like the For the People Act, is Adam Serwer. He has written for The Atlantic since 2016 focusing on contemporary politics while often viewing it through the lens of history and is the author of the new book, just out, The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present and Future of Trump’s America and we will discuss Adam’s damning case that cruelty is not merely an unfortunate byproduct of the Trump administration but its main objective and the central theme of the Republican’s American project.
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