Playing With Fire, Undermining Democracy In America

November 21, 2020

We have been talking a lot about Trump and his resistance to conceding. He has gone to different extremes and tactics to overturn votes in states he lost. Because of these actions, he is undermining the democracy of this country.

This is dangerous for a multitude of reasons. However, I would like to focus on one and use a real example with the election in Uganda.

Right now in Uganda, they are gearing up for an election in January. The President has held his position for three decades and his new challenger is 38-year-old Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine was arrested charged with spreading the coronavirus after holding a rally and released on bail this week. According to human rights groups, the arrest is a way to suppress political opposition, sound familiar? They also said it’s clear authorities are using the virus to repress opposition. Although the governing party has held large campaign events despite the ban.

President Yoweri Museveni has been accused many times of using violence against his political opponents.

Bobi Wine is fighting for the youth and their vote. Because of this, he vowed to defy the ban on any campaign events during the campaign. Wine has also accused President Museveni of “fearing the people”.

After Wine’s arrest on Wednesday, there was a protest from his young supporters. They were met with aggressive police response that resulted in the worst violence to take place in Uganda since Bobi Wine was nominated as the Presidential Candidate.

The point I’m trying to make here is this could very well become America.

If Trump succeeds in overturning votes in states that he did not win (votes of the American people) we are going to face situations similar to Uganda.

At this point, it’s clear his goal is to stay in office and disrupt democracy. And if he finds a way he will most likely continue his reign for as long as he wishes by any means he chooses.

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