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Opinion Democratic meddling in GOP primaries has reached a new level of absurd

Julian Zelizer: Democrats piously proclaim that they alone are committed to protecting U.S. democracy. He says it's not unusual for Democrats to try to boost candidates in the other party's primary who would be a weaker nominee in the general election. Zelizer says Democrats are using claims that democracy is in peril to force moderate voters to support their left-leaning agenda. He asks: If Democrats really believed democracy was under threat, they would act like these patriots. True friends of democracy would seek to build new alliances that cross old partisan boundaries, Zelizer writes. Democrats did not get involved in Trump’s challenges to Republicans who stood up to his bullying in 2020, such as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, writes Zelizer.

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