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“The state level is where we see the most important democratic backsliding, and it’s happening at the behest of Republican state officials,” said Jake Grumbach, a political scientist at the University of Washington who studies state politics.
THE TRUMPIEST REPUBLICANS ARE AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS — NOT IN D.C.PERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 16, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
At the behest of a friend, and as final hail Mary, Susan reached out to Pandemic of Love for help.
PICKING UP THE PIECES OF USSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFJANUARY 10, 2021TIME
Indeed, they do not cite to a single piece of evidence in the record suggesting that any of these alleged policy changes took place at the behest of the President.
Miss Boutts awaited the buggy, in the tiny porch, and had obeyed Isabel's behest to look her prettiest.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The humbly sympathizing friend became once more the respectful servant, and hurried away to carry out his young mistress's behest.
I would no longer take my elephant anywhere and everywhere at the behest of the monkey, for monkeys have no judgment.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Peter Barrington had, however, heard enough to inform him of his sister's high behest.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
"My going out is so irregular," said Armine, not by any means as he would have accepted a behest of Petronella's.
MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
But ill has some 'gentle Reader' attended to the behest, for, as I said, but one of the flowers remains.
THE BOOK-BILLS OF NARCISSUSLE GALLIENNE, RICHARD
He was about to say, that at the slightest behest of Europe "the American knee grows flexible to bend."

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