The Deep Damage of Uncontested Races
It’s become business as usual in a political world that focuses most of its attention on federal races, largely in swing states.
But as I shared with Morning Joe last week, the damage done by uncontested races in state after state, for legislative districts in particular—the very places where the most extreme attacks on democracy and rights are happening—is enormous. It’s fueling so much of the downward spiral taking place all around us.
We can no longer allow this to happen.
Today’s New Republic carried a long excerpt from my new book on just how bad the crisis is. You can read that excerpt here.
And of course, the book has an entire chapter dedicated to how we can all work together to solve the problem.
Whatever you do, let’s stop allowing democracy to be canceled in so many places.