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Robert Kagan: US Heading Towards ‘Constitutional Crisis’; Experts Concerned of US Democracy

Robert Kagan, a Brookings Institution conservative, wrote an opinion article for The Washington Post last week. It indicated that the constitutional crisis is already in the US. He wrote in his introduction, “The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves.” Other experts are also ringing the same concerns.


Former President Donald Trump will reportedly be the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2024. (Photo: Newsweek)

Republican Candidate for 2024

According to Kagan, former President Donald Trump will be the GOP candidate for the 2024 presidential election. He stated anticipation that the former president’s relevance and power will not dwindle. He is largely leading in the polls and the Democratic ticket reportedly appears vulnerable. Through whatever means, Trump and the GOP members are enthusiastic in preparing to clinch his victory.

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First Time in American History

For the first time in US history, the losing presidential candidate denies conceding to his opponent’s victory. Instead of regarding him as a loser, a stunning number of Americans have been supporting Trump. The election authorities who certified the counts could not be in place the next time he claims victory, the safeguards that affirmed he left office in January after losing the election may be collapsing, and an acquiescent Speaker may easily choose that it is simply not favorable to him to let the party’s leader lose if GOP members take Congress. According to Hasen, a professor of law at UC Irvine, one may regard 2020 as the rock bottom of American democratic processes, or it could appear as a dress rehearsal.

Concerns of Experts on US Democracy

Rick Hasen, one of the country’s top election-law scholars, remarked last week that in 2020, he wrote an article for Slate indicating he has never been more fearful regarding US democracy than he currently is. He was on CNN one month ago and said he was scared as well. Daniel Ziblatt, a political scientist and the co-author of “How Democracies Die,” told The New Yorker that the situation is more aggravating than they expected. He added that the current situation in the US is more worrying.

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