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Six Reasons Not to Panic About the Election

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:18 PM | Heather Rabinowitz (Administrator)

6 Reasons Not to Panic About the Election
Yes, Trump is threatening the vote count. But our institutions might be stronger than you think.

First, presidents don’t run elections, states do.

Second, it’s really hard to steal an election.

Third, even with presidential encouragement, voter intimidation is illegal.

Fourth, public expectations of how long the vote might take have already shifted.

Fifth, the system is more prepared than you might think for challenges to vote counting.

Sixth, even the Electoral College has (a bit) less uncertainty than advertised.

Source:  https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/10/05/6-reasons-not-to-panic-about-the-election-426415


   

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