Actress and performer Barbra Streisand caused a stir on Twitter claiming “the GOP no longer believes in free and fair elections” and “they want an authoritarian state.”
“The GOP no longer believes in free and fair elections. This is why they are taking away the rights of voters. They want an authoritarian state.” Streisand tweeted.
The GOP no longer believes in free and fair elections. This is why they are taking away the rights of voters. They want an authoritarian state.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 30, 2021
Several who replied to her on Twitter appeared to share similar concerns.
Here were some of their replies:
“If Trump wins he will abolish the Constitution and make himself King-allowing him to hand the power to his family”
“I really fear in my lifetime I will not live in a democracy. Repubs have every structural advantage and now they are passing all these laws that Dems can’t seem to do a thing about. I really am worried”
“Oh and the GOP has nothing to offer in terms of governance. Better to interfer with *access* to voting and “win” that way. What shall we call it? Cheatgate? Suppressiongate? Authoritariangate?”
“I believe it will get worse. As they become aware that they can’t win free, fair elections, they will do more to seize power illegally. In 22-24 Republican legislators will refuse to certify Democratic victories. The John Brown Gun Club has been fighting for freedom since 1856.”