‘By the people, for the people’… but who really runs America?
AFP A young man holds an American flag in January 2021 outside the State Capitol in Texas, which just signed strict measures into law that essentially amount to a total ban on abortion
Washington (AFP) – With conservative moves to restrict abortion and voting rights dominating headlines, an outsider might be forgiven for thinking it was Republicans, not Democrats, who run Washington.
But the most important elections of 2020 probably weren’t for who would take the White House or Congress — it was the battle for control of America’s state houses.
“The Republicans have been especially good at winning state legislative elections,” Wendy Schiller, a professor of political science at Brown University, told AFP.
“They smartly focused time, money and energy into winning