“How to Know if the Election Is Actually ‘Rigged’; The November vote could be legitimate even if the voting process is flawed. A stable democracy depends on everyone being able to tell the difference”

Important Ned Foley in Politico: /already, both nominees have suggested that if they lose, it will be because of wrongdoing on the other side, raising the prospect that they might not accept a loss. In a speech in August, President … Continue reading

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“Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump”

CNN: Twitter announced Thursday that it is expanding its policies against election-related misinformation, setting new rules that will likely force the platform to more aggressively fact-check President Donald Trump during the final months of the 2020 campaign.The social media giant rolled out … Continue reading

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“Democrats may not trust the results of the election if Trump wins; Here’s what the president could do now to bolster his legitimacy in advance.”

I have written this oped for the Washington Post. It begins: Concern is rising about what would happen if President Trump loses the November election and refuses to concede, perhaps by claiming victory based on early returns before the mail-in … Continue reading

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Must Read from Larry Diamond and Ned Foley: “The Terrifying Inadequacy of American Election Law; The country has narrowly averted catastrophic deadlocks over the presidential-election outcome before. We may not be so fortunate in 2020.”

Atlantic ideas piece: In that event, who ought to be obeyed as commander in chief starting at noon on January 20: a reelected President Trump, or an Acting President Pelosi?The best time to act to avert this disaster scenario is … Continue reading

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“Voters Face a Complicated Election as the Pandemic Remakes Voting; Mail-in voting, Covid-19, disinformation and a possibly lengthy wait for results make the 2020 election unlike others”

Important deep dive by the WSJ: In a year of uncertainties, one thing seems certain: This November’s general election is shaping up to be one of the most complicated in U.S. history.States are racing to make changes to voting procedures … Continue reading

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The Most Important Election Story You’ll Read Today: “‘Can you imagine if we’re waiting on Pennsylvania?’: State Dems scramble to avoid voting fiasco”

Politico: With concerns about an Election Day debacle rising in this critical swing state, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf privately convened a group of Philadelphia Democrats recently to underscore the consequences of another vote-counting fiasco like the one that took place … Continue reading

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“This Is Democrats’ Doomsday Scenario for Election Night: What if early results in swing states on Nov. 3 show President Trump ahead, and he declares victory before heavily Democratic mail-in votes, which he has falsely linked with fraud, are fully counted?”

Trip Gabriel for the NYT: In Michigan, Ms. Benson predicted that three million votes would be cast by mail this year, 60 percent of the total. She has called for changes to let election clerks process absentee ballots early — opening envelopes, … Continue reading

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