Is Georgia Where Democracy Goes To Live, or Die?

Source: The New Republic
by Maya Wiley

“Georgia is on my mind. But unlike the Georgia of song, which floats in ‘peaceful dreams,’ the real Georgia is home to an investigation that reminds us of the national nightmare. First, many Americans have been watching in rapt horror as Donald Trump has so directly been implicated in efforts to overturn a presidential election he lost, including through ‘fake electors’ that would give him electoral votes from states President Biden won. Second is what I’ll call ‘the real Big Lie’: of voter fraud, which Trump used to fuel his schemes to stay in power. Georgia is investigating possible election fraud by Trump, including the fake elector scheme there. But Georgia is also a state with a long history of making it hard for Black people to vote.” (07/25/22)