Trudy Rubin: Russian and German elections highlight where America must not go

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

For those worried about the future of free and fair elections in this country, the Russian and German elections offer warnings of the future if GOP Trumpsters have their way. The Russian example is a chilling preview of “managed democracy” where Vladimir Putin’s ruling party maintains a thin veneer of democracy but ensures it is the only possible winner. The German ballot illustrates what happens when the two major parties are so unpopular that voters scatter their ballots across a multiparty system. Think these elections don’t have relevance? Think again. Most Americans don’t want “managed de…

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