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US to see ‘further de-legitimizing of democracy,’ Obama warns

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This AFP file photo taken on November 19, 2015 shows then-US President Barack Obama as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting in Manila, Philippines.

Former US President Barack Obama has suggested that the country could face a “further de-legitimizing of our democracy,” if former President Donald Trump’s legacy of undermining elections continue.

“Here’s the bottom line. If we don’t stop these kinds of efforts now, what we are going to see is more and more contested elections … We are going to see a further de-legitimizing of our democracy… a breakdown of the basic agreement that has held this magnificent democratic experiment together all these years,” The Democratic leader claimed Monday.

Obama’s Republican successor has never acknowledged defeat in the 2020 presidential election, won by now-President Joe Biden.

“What we saw was my successor, the former president, violate that core tenet that you count the votes and then declare a winner – and fabricate and make up a whole bunch of hooey,” Obama said during his first virtual fundraiser since the 2020 election on Monday.

Trump, who has vowed to run again in 2024, was accused of inciting an insurrection by calling on his supporters to storm the Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of Biden‘s victory in Congress.

The US states of Georgia, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Texas are reportedly imposing new voting restrictions in an attempt to restrict people’s say, Democrats allege, as Trump keeps calling Biden’s victory a “big lie.”

“What’s been called ‘the big lie’ suddenly gains momentum,” Obama said at the fundraising, held by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

Democrats’ incapability to handle Trump comes despite having control over the White House and enjoying majority in both chambers of US Congress.


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