Editorial: GOP politicians are stoking the flames of anti-democracy sentiment

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The constant drumbeat of “the big lie” — that last year’s presidential election was either fraudulent or illegitimate because Donald Trump didn’t win — has implications reaching beyond the Jan. 6 violence on Capitol Hill. Conspiracy theories and disinformation about the election system have undermined trust at all levels of government. The lies and misinformation not only undermine American democracy but may lead to further acts of political violence. A Department of Homeland Security warning regarding one of the most persistent theories — that Trump is going be reinstated — has increased call…

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