Are Americans really committed to democracy in the 2024 election?
By ZACHARY ROTH
With former President Donald Trump having all but wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination, one issue looks set to be at the center of the general election campaign: the threat to democracy.
In a major campaign speech in Pennsylvania in January, President Joe Biden detailed Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, his efforts to use violence to hold on to power, and his promises of “revenge” and “retribution” against political enemies.
“Trump’s assault on democracy isn’t just part of his past,” Biden declared. “It’s what he’s promising for the future.”