I joined talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer on Monday to discuss elections from Belarus, where protesters are challenging long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko, to the US.
We begin with Sunday’s vote in Belarus, which the Lukashenko regime appears to have engineered to ensure a sixth term for the President. But the official declaration of 80% support for Lukashenko and the regime’s detentions and intimidation are being challenged by mass protests and the opposition around newcomer Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Then it’s across to the US, with Donald Trump trying to undermine November’s election with the shout of “rigged”, lies about mail-in voting, and an apparent attempt to weaken the US Postal Service so it cannot ensure the delivery of postal ballots.
Donald Trump is not Alexander Lukashenko.
But he is Donald Trump.