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Prof. Jake Grumbach in the UW News, "Our democracy is fundamentally at stake"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on June 10, 2021 - 12:15pm

Political Science UW Seattle Prof. Jake Grumbach on how voting access is being restricted in some states.

"As Congress considers expanding voting rights legislation and some Republican-led states restrict access to voting, faculty from institutions around the country are calling for national election standards.

In an open letter on the New America website, a growing list of signatories — more than 175 as of early June — warns of the dire threat to democracy posed by efforts to curb voter access and alter election oversight.

Jake Grumbach, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington who specializes in state politics and voting issues, signed the letter 'because the threat has reached a crisis level. The U.S. is at risk of significant backsliding into a mixed authoritarian regime.'”

Please link here for the full UW News interview.