Obama says US democracy ‘at greater risk’ than a year ago

Obama says US democracy ‘at greater risk’ than a year ago

Former US President Barack Obama said today that he believes US democracy “is at greater risk” now than it was a year ago. 

Claims of electoral fraud “have been embraced by a sizeable portion of voters and elected officials – many of whom know better”, he said.

Some state legislatures across the country have attempted to restrict voting rights, while Republican officials who resisted “have been ostracised, primaried and driven from the party”. 

The Democrat, who was Biden’s boss in the White House from 2009 to 2017, called on Americans to “nurture and protect” US democracy to safeguard the future. 

“That responsibility falls to all of us,” he said. “And on this anniversary, nothing is more important.”

Source: BBC

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