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In this Jan. 6, 2021 photo, insurrectionists loyal to U.S. President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington DC.

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In this Jan. 6, 2021 photo, insurrectionists loyal to U.S. President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington DC.

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Guest: Ed Keenan, The Star’s Washington Bureau Chief

It has been one year since the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol building by rioters who felt the 2020 election was stolen from former president Donald Trump. Despite the attack failing, the event cast a long shadow over the American political system, as many Republicans continue to push what some call “The Big Lie.” As U.S. President Joe Biden gets ready to tackle his voting rights agenda, many experts feel the spirit of U.S. democracy could be at stake.

Raju Mudhar is a co-host and producer on the Star’s podcast team. He is based in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @rajumudhar