Electors thought they could vote their consciences in 2016. The Supreme Court just said “no.”
What drives change isn’t majority opinion. It’s the ability of key participants to disrupt the system.
“This clearly isn’t about individual officers,” Oliver said. “It’s about a structure built on systemic racism that this country created intentionally, and now needs to be dismantled intentionally.”
When the Trump Administration fails the test of guiding the nation during a crisis, local officials have picked up the reins of power—for better or for worse.
Success during a pandemic depends on striking “a fine balance” between the powers of central governments and those at the state and local level.
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