Capital Review

Let’s be honest about our elections — and fix them


February 9, 2022

Confidence in elections is paramount to our system of self-government. Those we elect have an obligation to work together to build security and transparency in those elections.

Today, both parties are largely failing that test.

After the 2020 election, President Trump’s falsehoods about a “stolen election” set the stage for him to agitate a crowd that gathered on Jan. 6 to “fight like hell” or “you’re not going to have a country anymore.” At least several hundred demonstrators took those words seriously and broke into the United States Capitol intent on disrupting certification of electoral vo...

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