As frustrating as political disagreements are, they are nothing compared to the disenfranchisement that comes with tainting the electoral process – creating doubts in elections is a dangerous strategy that is growing in popularity. There are so many things that feel out of our hands in politics, and a vote can feel like small solace at times.
We are faced with the cold, hard fact that Gov. Pat McCrory is attempting to circumvent even that tiniest and simultaneously enormous power. He is trying to create enough confusion in the process to cover this dark strategy, and I have no doubt he can pull it off if his party chooses to follow.
I recently witnessed Republicans on county Boards of Elections acting clear-headed toward the merits of the electoral challenges.
At a time when half of us have serious doubts about the other half, it gave me a glimmer of hope to see old-fashioned public servants, who even though they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum from me, really seem to understand and value the integrity of elections above their personal political preference.
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Thanks to those boards; their sanity and care for fairness is appreciated.