Steven Levitsky #Forum2000online

July 7, 2020

The Republican Party has moved in an ethno-nationalist direction, an illiberal direction, while the Democratic Party is tacking back leftward, becoming socially liberal. However, there is certainly no evidence that the Democratic Party is becoming a threat to liberal democratic institutions. There is a lot to worry about in the upcoming election as the Trump administration is wilfully not acting to ensure that every locality has safe voting procedures, either in person or by mail, says Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University.

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