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There's Still Time (Barely) for America to Have a Free and Fair Election

Added 10-23-20 12:34:02pm EST - “Some hard-won active advice for staging a national vote during a pandemic.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “There's Still Time (Barely) for America to Have a Free and Fair Election”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The country has good reason to want first-strike capabilities. But the actual state of its arsenal suggests that it won’t get them.

China won round one, and round two went to Russia. Can the United States and its allies take the third?

Argument: There’s Still Time (Barely) for America to Have a Free and Fair Election There’s Still Time (Barely) for Amer...

When U.S. President Donald Trump predicts electoral fraud, unfair elections, or tampering with mail-in ballots, he is essentially indicting himself. If global election monitoring teaches anything, it’s that responsibility for addressing glitches in an election process, and ensuring it serves voters, ultimately belongs with the serving government.

That is not to imply that elections are ever perfect. There are always new insights to apply, especially as new technologies are introduced across the entire electoral process. This year, as the United States deals with the public health threat posed by COVID-19, securing a safe, fair and healthy election will require unconventional steps. Fortunately, lessons can already be gleaned from experience.

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