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Americans worried about their democracy

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The attack by supporters of Donald Trump on the seat of Congress on January 6, 2021, was a sign of growing political violence and American democracy is still today threatened, estimate two-thirds of people polled by CBS News.

About the pride Americans for their democracy, it fell to 54% against 90% in 2002, according to a daily study Washington post with the University of Maryland.

And the two surveys provide concrete grounds for concern: in the first, 28% of respondents believe that force can be used to defend the outcome of an election; in the second, 34% believe that violent action against the government can sometimes be justified.

These polls also illustrate the persistence of deep divisions within American society, which the new president Joe Biden had yet promised to reconcile.

Mr Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 assault.

The shadow of Donald Trump

Two-thirds of Donald Trump’s voters continue to believe that the Democrat was not legitimately elected and that fraud took place during the 2020 ballot, in accordance with the speech hammered without proof by his predecessor.

Just before the assault on Capitol Hill, the Republican addressed his supporters in person to repeat that the election had been his. stolen, and called them to fight like devils.

Some 60% of Americans therefore think that he has a strong responsibility for their intrusion into Congress, at the same time when elected officials were certifying the victory of Joe Biden.

But again, opinions depend on partisan affiliations: 83% of his voters believe his responsibility is weak Where non-existent, according to the Washington post. And according to CBS, 26% of Americans even want him to represent himself in 2024.

Special Commission of Inquiry

To establish his exact role and that of those around him, the Democratic-majority House of Representatives set up a special commission of inquiry which, despite the lack of cooperation from those close to him, conducted more than 300 interviews and collected thousands of documents.

In six months, we have discovered things that worry us, people have tried […] to undermine the integrity of our democracyits boss, Bennie Thompson, said Sunday on ABC.

There appears to have been a coordinated effort by a number of people to weaken the election presidential, it can be people in the executive, in the Defense Department, in associations, very wealthy people or figures of state […], he added, promising to transmit to Justice any evidence of illegal action.

Her colleague Liz Cheney, one of the few Republicans to sit on this committee, accused Donald Trump of having remained silent throughout the assault. He could have gone on television to tell his supporters to stop, he could have told them to withdraw, to go home. He did not do it […] It’s hard to imagine a more serious abandonment of its responsibilities, she said.

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