Jan 19 • 14M

Yes, the Republicans ARE plotting a coup

The Wall Street Journal claims that we don't have to pass election reform legislation preventing a coup because, get this, the coup hasn't succeeded yet!

John Aravosis
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Chronicling the aftermath of the 2020 election, and ensuring that Democrats win while Republicans are kept in check over the coming years.
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I got a call from a cousin of mine this morning, asking about a Wall Street Journal editorial claiming that there’s no reason to pass voting rights legislation because, the Journal claims, Democrats are lying about GOP efforts to execute a coup during the next presidential election.

The WSJ, you’ll be surprised to hear, is the one lying. And, in fact, their editorial proves the need for legislation to stop the GOP from stealing the presidency in 2024.

Rather than write out the rest of my thesis, I decided to record it as a short 15-minute podcast, that you can listen to above.



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Thanks as always for reading. Let me close with a neat photo of Martin Luther King riding a bike.