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We can't "vote harder" our way out of this one
Our unelected, lifetime-appointed Supreme Court has agreed to hear Moore v Harper.
I’m an advocate of voting. If Abrams wins Georgia and Beto wins Texas, it could delay horrible shit from happening. But that’s the problem isn’t it? It’ll, at best, delay.
If our democracy is perpetually one election away from falling, is it still a democracy?
Mantras like “vote blue no matter who,” still dominate liberal discourse. Conservatives, meanwhile, are using tools so far outside the American tradition that our country’s neighbors are authoring five-year contingency plans for our likely collapse. We brought the “I voted” sticker to a gun fight.
Moore v Harper is now on the Supreme Court’s chopping block . If overturned, Moore will be the fatal blow to an already dying democratic process. The ruling will allow states absolute control over their federal election process. If you think shit is shady now, wait until Texas and Georgia no longer have Uncle Sam’s watchful eye in their ballot boxes.
Where Trump failed on January 6, the next Republican candidate will succeed. There’s no amount of voting that can overthrow a coup.
In five years, will you remember all the reasons your liberal uncle gave you for why democrats can’t expand the Supreme Court right now? Let’s not wait until the next election to hold Democrats accountable. Let’s be loud about expanding the Supreme Court now. Mitch McConnell eats coercion for breakfast. Biden should too.
PS— Voting is important, but so is reading the room.