Like many Americans, as the 2022 midterms approached, I feared for our democracy. I’ve worked in campaigns for years and at levels where I witnessed the rough side of the business. But 2022 felt different, more threatening and more consequential than other elections. The Jan. 6 insurrection showed how extreme Make America Great Again was and is. Plus, the combination of Donald Trump, foreign intervention, and social media have proven impossible to regulate and very effective in the dark art of misinformation and grievance politics.
Election deniers lost in 2022 but haven’t gone away. Here’s what to do next to protect democracy
December 23, 2022