A Troubling Sign for 2024

Barton Gelman: “November’s midterm election was the primary within the nation’s historical past to characteristic lots of of candidates operating explicitly as election rejectionists. Sufficient of them have been defeated to mark a salutary development: Swing voters didn’t appear to favor blatant, self-serving lies about election fraud. That was an encouraging outcome for democracy, and a balm to many Individuals keen for a return to one thing like political normalcy.”

“Nevertheless it was not the entire story. Election deniers gained races for secretary of state—the put up that oversees election administration—in Alabama, Indiana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. They make up many of the Republican freshman class in Congress. Even a few of the losers got here very shut.”

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