Democrats warn of 'slow-motion insurrection' as Republicans seize election power
In battleground states and beyond, Republicans are taking hold of the once-overlooked machinery of elections
December 30, 2021
In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans - well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats - stood up to block then-President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to overturn a free and fair vote of the American people.
In the year since, Trump-aligned Republicans have worked to clear the path for next time.
In battleground states and beyond, Republicans are taking hold of the once-overlooked machinery of elections. While the effort is incomplete and uneven, outside experts on democracy and Democrats are sounding alarms, warning that the United States is witnessing a "slow-motion insurrection" with a better chance of success than Trump's failed power grab last year.