The Bloodless Coup by Republican State Legislatures

Voting in 2022 will more democratic in Russia than in the United States

B Kean
B Kean
Apr 12 · 7 min read

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “the arc of the moral universe is long.” Indeed it is, and in many Republican-led states it is getting longer, bending ever further, and radically so, away from justice. We are in a new phase of our decline and as any student of history can tell you: When the bureaucracy employs the power of the law, and regulations to quash man’s freedom, the fat lady is singing loud and clear for all to hear.

The Republican Party of Nevada has recently censured the state’s Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske for not doing enough to find fraudulent votes in November. Ms. Cegavske is a Republican. Her job is to certify the legal votes cast by the residents of Nevada and not to ensure that Republicans win at all costs.

The intense dishonor her failures brought upon the Nevada Republican Party,” was how the Republican Party in the state explained why it was voting to censure her. They were “dishonored” obviously before Dear Dotard, who was very angry about the loss of the state.

More Americans voted in November 2020 than at anytime ever before. Many would call this a sign that our democracy, despite all the treacherous efforts of President Trump last year to discourage voting, to even maybe “postpone” the election, was pretty healthy. Americans so utterly sickened by those four years of reality-show TV, like an episode of The Apprentice that wouldn’t end, voted in droves to remove him from office. The record-breaking vote took place despite the coronavirus pandemic, by the way.

Aware that mail-in voting would favor Democrats because it would allow many minorities to circumvent already-existing voting restrictions, Trump began way back in the early summer to beat the drum of impending voter fraud.

He then set out to destroy the United States Postal Service. By creating a crisis the country had never seen in its 244 years of history, such mail delays had been known since the pony express. Stories of utter chaos in postal distribution centers throughout the country were linked to Trump’s new appointee. If Trump couldn’t delay the election, if he couldn’t outlaw mail-in voting, then he would “kill the messenger.” And, he almost did.

Having failed to prevent the election, he ended up losing fair and square; but he won, nevertheless, the battle for messaging and now today 65% of Republicans think the 2020 election was a fraud.

Embarrassed, chastised even, Republican fascists all over the nation are now determined to ensure 2022 won’t be a repeat. Shocked by the amount of those pesky minorities who voted for change — meaning a system where nonwhites also have a say in the nation’s future —in 2008 and 2012, Republicans not only managed to create the greatest lie of our generation, the “myth of voter fraud,” but they also somehow got the Supreme Court to “strike down the heart” of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The record-breaking numbers of votes cast in November was definitely helped by mail-in voting. As we all know by now, there was no voter fraud. Despite nearly a hundred law suits brought by Trump’s post-election legal team of misfits and miscreants, every single case was thrown out. “Trump’s” Supreme Court also threw out the bogus claims of voter fraud which effectively ended any further attempts by the Trump team from legally contesting the election. The final attempt, before Biden took office, was the insurrection and it too failed.

Determined, however not to let such future problems arise; and, not too keen on the visual of violence and insurrection, Republicans all over the country have donned their “non-thinking caps,” as they steal plays right out of the “How to Become an One-Party Rule Dictatorship” handbook.

These “patriots” are on a mission to slow the changing demographic tide; and, if they can’t slow it, then they will use disenfranchisement to ensure that they are always kept in “their places.” The harassing-police will be more empowered to harass. Laws will be more openly, and strategically, wielded against nonwhites. In addition, thanks to the relentless gerrymandering, a tool used more often and effectively by Republicans (Democrats, however, have been guilty of it also), they are able to ensure that many minorities are packed together in one voting district. This means that their votes go unheard — ensuring the laws stay as pro-white as possible.

We have seen the result of the Republican state-level coup in Georgia. Republicans there are so petty, and obviously well-informed of the goings-on in their state, that they even went after water and sandwiches. The long waits created to discourage Black voters were being overcome thanks to third-party groups bringing them food — now that’s against the law. Brian Kemp, the fascist governor, says the law actually expands the vote. George Orwell blushed after spinning in his grave a few times over that one.

Arizona also saw a record number of votes cast in November, and again this was thanks to mail-in voting. All across the nation, the voice of the people was heard louder and more clearly than ever before. That voice, however, is often accented in the wrong; it has the characteristics of regional dialects that quite often lead those hearing the voice to assume it belongs to a nonwhite person. Arizona Republicans are acting to silence these voices.

While devising fun ways to prevent the not-so-desirable voters from casting their votes, Arizona wants to exercise total control from above. If it can’t slow the tide of change and so lose a future election, which undoubtedly means there was voter fraud, they will instead just choose the presidential electors they want regardless of the will of the people. Remember the will of the people is only the “will” when it belong to “real Americans,” white folks. Disregarding the wishes of Blacks and minorities is a long-held tradition in the United States. Arizona will reinstate it.

Michigan was another battleground state that caused a lot of frustration for white, conservative America. Too many Black people voted, and as a result the voices of the gun-carrying, America-hating white nationalists of Michigan’s forests went unheard. While there was agreement among both Democrats and Republicans that the state wasn’t prepared for the huge amount of mail-in votes, the state’s Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson put forth a list of suggestions that were flatly rejected by Republicans. She wants to make it easier to mail-in votes, and she also wants to ban the carrying of firearms (yes, I wrote that) within 100 yards of polling stations.

The Coup Will Go On

I will say it again. There was no voter fraud in 2020 — let the freaks prove it. The seeds of Trump’s Big Lie were planted in the Spring of 2020; and, he let it be known to all, as he has done throughout his life, that there can only be one option: Either he gets his way and all is okay; or, he loses and then declares he was cheated. That was his chosen strategy in business, in marriage, and now in politics. The only problem is then, when he was running his businesses into the ground — take a look at the USFL, casinos, etc. — it was his future. The same can be said for his marriages.

This time, though, he has run America into the ground.

History will have a lot to say about the “Trump epoch,” and while we are still living it, it is hard to sum this whole thing up with a snappy sentence. The one thing we will surely say, and with certainty, is that America was. Then Trump happened.

And then America wasn’t.

Politically Speaking

We all view the world through a unique lens.

B Kean

Written by

B Kean

A writer, a father and a student of history, the past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts

Politically Speaking

We all view the world through a unique lens. Politics is in literally everything from our churches to our social organizations to news events and crime to our governments. This is the place to share your view, regardless of your political leanings: all are welcome.

B Kean

Written by

B Kean

A writer, a father and a student of history, the past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts

Politically Speaking

We all view the world through a unique lens. Politics is in literally everything from our churches to our social organizations to news events and crime to our governments. This is the place to share your view, regardless of your political leanings: all are welcome.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store