WORLD US sees gloomy prospects for improving democracy: The New Yorker


US sees gloomy prospects for improving democracy: The New Yorker

China Daily

20:36, December 04, 2021

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on October 24, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

In the months since US President Joe Biden took up his post, the prospects for improving American democracy have dimmed significantly, US magazine The New Yorker has reported.

"Nineteen states have enacted thirty-three laws that make it more difficult for citizens to vote; a number of states have replaced nonpartisan election administrators with partisan ideologues," it noted.

Republican legislatures in states that have begun to swing toward the Democrats, such as North Carolina and Texas, have redrawn electoral maps to favor Republicans and effectively disenfranchise communities of color, it added.

Noting that US democracy "is, at best, floundering," the report said that it's against this gloomy backdrop that the Biden administration is going to host a so-called "Summit for Democracy" this month.

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