Why did 74 million people vote for Trump?

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December 2, 2020 by Refuse Fascism

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The Situation

More people voted in this election than in any other election in U.S. history, but 74 million of them voted for a fascist incumbent whose regime has advanced a vicious program of white supremacy, misogyny and theocratic patriarchy, and “America First” xenophobia. 74 million people endorsed locking children in cages, throwing immigrants in concentration camps, and backing the most vicious white supremacy, including vigilante racist and anti-Semitic murderers. A political form of Christian fundamentalism makes up the most organized solid base of this fascist movement. The 74 million include millions deeply mired in a world of lies, crazy lunatic conspiracy theories and a vicious anti-science mindset that has already killed a quarter of a million people from COVID, with the pandemic now out of control.

Some Questions

What accounts for this? What are its roots and how deep are they? Is it an historical aberration? Will this movement fade away with Trump out of office, or be further filled with revanchist determination? What is the danger and what do we do about it?

Don’t miss an important forum to dig into this and more, with:

Michael Coard, attorney and columnist for Philly Tribune, host of WURD’s Radio Courtroom

Coco Das, National Editorial Board of RefuseFascism.org.

Amanda Marcotte, writer for Salon and author of Troll Nation: How the Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set on Rat-Fucking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself

Chrissy Stroop, writer, scholar, ex-evangelical, co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church

Andy Zee, host of The RNL – Revolution Nothing Less – Show; co-initiator of
RefuseFascism.org; spokesperson for Revolution Books.

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