The United States has been described as a decline in democracy The annual list by the Stockholm-based think tank marks the first time since controversial election results and the passage of restrictive voting laws.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance said the US, despite being a “bastion of global democracy”, is undergoing a democratic backslide for the first time since the group published data about global democracy more than 20 years ago. started collecting, annually according to International Idea global state of democracy report good.
America got a spot on the list when it “became a victim of it” authoritarian tendencies,” according to International IDEA, which has listed electoral integrity – and in particular, former President Donald Trump’s insistence that the election was stolen – as a key factor in determining, along with challenges to voter access. In.
Trump marked baseless allegations of voter frauda turning point“According to the think tank for Democracy in America, which described the breakdown of trust in the electoral process as an extreme factor in the violent riots at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
There have also been baseless allegations of Trump.flotation effectInternationally, more politicians have made similar allegations of voter fraud without evidence, according to the report, in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar and Peru.
The report’s authors also expressed concern for the wave of voting ban bills passed in states across the US, researchers say. disproportionately affect minorities and prevent them from voting.