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4500US democracy on the brink: Republicans wage 'coordinated onslaught' on voting rights

Fueled by Trump’s election lies, Republicans have doubled down on a brazen effort to restrict rights – and more danger lies ahead.

The Republican effort comes at a moment when the US supreme court appears wholly uninterested in protecting voting rights. Illustration: Sébastien Thibault/The Guardian

Seizing on Donald Trump’s lies about fraud in the 2020 election, Republicans have launched a brazen attack on voting, part of an effort to entrench control over a rapidly changing electorate by changing the rules of democracy. As of mid-February, 253 bills were pending to restrict voting in 43 states. Many of those restrictions take direct aim at mail-in and early voting, the very policies that led to November’s record turnout.

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