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Trump’s 2020 Bullying of Michigan Election Officials Is Blatant Authoritarianism

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
From The Center
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You’ve heard the old saw, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” A modern maxim might go like this: If you’re still not convinced Donald Trump is a literal authoritarian, then you're the one who is deranged. (Sadly, based on current polling, this description seems to apply to a lot of Republicans.)

The latest evidence comes to us via The Detroit News, where a 2020 phone call that then-President Trump made to two GOP election officials is making waves. (If this sounds familiar, it’s because Trump is currently indicted...

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