Law professor: 'We're not seeing the Democrats prioritize saving democracy in the next 12 months'
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A law professor from the University of Baltimore asserted this week that it is likely too late to preserve a true democracy in the United States.

During an appearance on MSNBC, Professor Kim Wehle was asked why she believes "it's too late to save this country."

"If you couple Joe Biden's lagging approval ratings, the expectation that most people don't turn out at midterms, gerrymandering across the country," Wehle explained. "We're also seeing anti-voting laws and a new wave of laws that are taking the sort of bureaucratic role of counting votes and putting it in the hands of politicians. And this Big Lie."

"We're seeing things set up for the midterms to hand over Congress to Republicans and then regardless of where the vote lies in 2024 that the election will be swung to Donald Trump," she continued. "What we will see under a Donald Trump version 2 is no accountability."

Wehle predicted that Trump "won't make the mistakes he did last time" by failing to pack the government with loyalists.

"And we're not seeing the Democrats prioritize saving Democracy in the next 12 months before the midterms, which really has to happen," the professor stated. "They're just not doing what is needed, which would be to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, to do something about the Electoral Count Act, maybe make D.C. a state so there are two more senators."

Wehle added: "All of those things -- the finger in the dike. It's just not happening and I think the window is closing for it to happen. So that's why I'm not sanguine about the future of American democracy. And most Americans cannot imagine that they will wake up one morning and have something other than democracy."

"This is something that has happened over and over in history and there's nothing special about America that protects democracy for our children and our grandchildren. And that's what really keeps me up at night," she concluded.

Watch the video below from MSNBC.