Regardless of all of the other back and forth debate and commentary about this article, it’s that last sentence that should be paid attention to. This election has the potential to severely test our electoral and constitutional processes. We the people need to be proactive regarding keeping what already has veered off into unfair electoral tactics within the bounds of our constitutional order. I don’t think anybody can honestly predict how this is all going to turn out, but it is alarming that we are even talking about some of the potential scenarios that are being discussed. The most alarming would be the assertion of authoritarian powers by the President of the United States. My own approach for countering this is for the citizenry to put pressure on politicians and election officials through The Pledge to Safeguard the Election (https://medium.com/illumination-curated/sign-the-pledge-to-safeguard-the-election-b4daae7efd93).

Creator of The Pledge Site to limit presidential power and of both The Pledge to Safeguard the Election and The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution.

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