“There’s an election integrity crisis. But not the one Republicans claim.”

Washington Post editorial, which focuses on the problem of local election officials giving improper one-sided and non-transparent access to partisans to examine voting machines in a way that breaches their integrity. (There’s also this Daily Beast story on the same topic.) The Post editorial extrapolates from this specific concern to the more general potential for improper partisanship in the administration of elections. Today’s order from the New Mexico Supreme Court, however, is a welcome reminder that, while ongoing vigilance on this issue is essential, courts exists as a constraint on partisan efforts to subvert election results through willful disobedience of laws aimed to have elections certified based on accurate counts of valid ballots.

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