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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:14 PM

President Trump wants to undermine the election. Here's one way to stop him.

AS HE trails in the polls, President Trump is laying the groundwork to dismiss a loss this November. He fumed last week that “dangerous” mail-in voting will result in a “crooked,” “inaccurate” and “fraudulent” vote — “the most rigged election in history.” The result could be that “you never even know who won the election,” he warned.

Mr. Trump has no rational basis for his claims. Voting by mail presents logistical and administrative challenges, but it has been proved safe in blue states and red states alike. Yet this coronavirus-inflected election will feel different from what many Americans are used to, and Mr. Trump will exploit that reality to sow doubt about the results — for his own benefit, even if it corrodes faith in U.S. democracy.

The best antidote is for states to prepare now, both for increased mail-in voting and for safe in-person voting; and for Congress to give them the funds to do so, which so far Republicans are resisting.

But it also would be useful to stand up some neutral authority that could endorse fair standards for this pandemic election — and to which the nation could turn for assurance that its votes are being counted honestly. Such a bipartisan or nonpartisan commission could sort out at election time what is alarming and what is not in an unusual time.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/president-trump-wants-to-undermine-the-election-heres-one-way-to-stop-him/2020/08/04/66e3366e-d5c7-11ea-9c3b-dfc394c03988_story.html

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:19 AM

1. KR!!!

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:05 AM

2. The five states that do only voting by mail,

Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii, should all serves as consultants to the rest of the country.

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