From an email list:
Despite the unprecedented agitation against the AfD in recent days, the AfD candidate Uwe Thrum won the most votes in the district election in the Saale-Orla district this Sunday (14 Jan, 2024).
Thrum received the most votes with 45.7 percent, followed by Christian Herrgott (CDU) with 33.3 percent, the SPD candidate Regina Butz with 14.2 percent and the Left candidate Ralf Kalich with 6.9 percent. The Greens did not put forward their own candidate.
The current state government of Thuringia consists of a coalition of Die Linke, SPD and Greens. The LEFT and SPD candidates together only achieved 21.1 percent in this district election. The AfD alone reached 46 percent.
In two weeks there will be a runoff election between the AfD candidate Uwe Thrum and the SPD candidate Regina Butz. AfD candidate Thrum was ahead in the election in 47 of the 59 cities and municipalities.
In the remaining twelve communities, Herrgott received the most votes. Butz and Kalich were unable to win a community.
A ban on the AfD has been propagated by all system media and is supported by the vast majority of system politicians. The AfD is accused of wanting to return millions of foreigners to their home countries, which is confirmed by the AfD-leadership as repatriation.
But the system calls the AfD-repatriation-program “expulsion”. Some system politicians are warning against a ban on the AfD. Apparently they fear chaos, disenfranchising almost half of the electorate by banning their preferred party.
The call to ban the AfD is justified with the phrase: “They want to destroy our democracy.” Taken literally, they are right, of course. The AfD wants to destroy this Orwellian democracy of the globalists. But only to take back democracy.
How can a system that only enjoys the trust of 9 percent (Poll Körper-Foundation) of the population babble about “our democracy”?
This seems to be a constant refrain on the left—that parties of the right that oppose immigration or want repatriation of immigrants are a threat to democracy no matter what percentage of the population wants it. But the bar for banning the AfD is quite high: it must be proved they are intent on overthrowing democracy: