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There’s an essential starting point for grasping the crisis engulfing US politics – Sydney Morning Herald

Forget any lingering notion of the US as a democracy.

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Meanwhile, Trump’s party practises voter suppression to discourage voting by minorities. Republican states make it hard for minorities and the young to register. They limit voting machines at booths in poor or black districts to force long queues and waits of hours.
Says Barack Obama, “We really are the only advanced democracy on Earth that systematically and purposely makes it really hard for people to vote.”
Simply inconceivable in any other Western country, this systemic voter suppression r…

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