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Op-Ed: 'Mailing It In' Is Hazardous to the Health of Our Republic

Added 11-26-22 01:45:04am EST - “A decade ago, the Fourth Estate and academia teamed up to sound the alarm on the dangers of mass mail-in voting.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Op-Ed: 'Mailing It In' Is Hazardous to the Health of Our Republic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Like the old song, Arizona conservatives are bewitched, bothered and bewildered — and not in a good way.

As Copper State Republicans watched the 2022 election degenerate into 2020 2.0, they developed enough doubt, disbelief and downright cynicism to fill a metaphorical Grand Canyon.

Joel Barry, managing editor of The Babylon Bee, may call Ohio home, but in temporarily abandoning satire to get serious, he earned the status of honorary Arizonan by succinctly describing the current state of affairs in the 48th state: “It’s not Republican messaging. It’s not low-quality candidates. It’s not Trump. It’s not abortion. It’s mass mail-in/drop box voting. It’s as simple as that.”

Warnings of the ways in which early mail-in voting could be changed from an instrument of convenience into a tool of connivance abound, and not all of them come from the right. In fact, a decade ago, the Fourth Estate, major foundations and academia sounded the alarm, ironically with an Arizona connection.

News21 was founded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Knight Foundation. Its goal is to “change the way journalism is taught in the U.S. and train a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry.” The program is headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and it includes collaboration with NBC News through the network’s investigative blog Open Channel.

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