I have written this piece for Smerconish.com. A snippet:
Around the country, those who stood up to Trump’s attempts to subvert the will of the people in the 2020 elections are being replaced by those who repeat the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen for Trump. I’ve been studying election law for over 25 years, and I have seen no credible evidence that any state’s election results were fraudulent or illegal in the 2020 elections. Nonetheless, Republican candidates around the country have embraced the false claims, and they may be in a position to manipulate election outcomes in 2024.
Congress needs to step in now and stop the danger of election subversion. Before more moderate Republican Senators like Roy Blunt and Rob Portman retire, Congress needs to move bipartisan legislation pinpointed at this risk.
What should such targeted legislation look like? I see four main provisions that should be included in any bill to minimize the risk of election subversion….