Rachel Maddow: Democracy Begins Its Death In Michigan

Here’s the summary: In Michigan, the Republican-controlled legislature has been using its powers to strip democracy from local communities within the state. Many many local governments no longer exist, with towns now run by government-appointed overseers. (Half of all African Americans in the state now live in such an area, or in an area under consideration for this treatment.)

Worse, they’ve been using an emergency provision to push through their horrible laws (not just this one, but many many others) significantly — vastly — faster than they would normally.

Worse, they don’t have permission to use that emergency provision: they’ve been committing voter fraud all year to do so.

So, when does the entire Michigan Republican party get arrested for voter fraud?

TRiG.