Op-eds of the week: election security, delay and access
Our weekly op-ed highlight reel
News is the heart of what we're about. But The Fulcrum is also a forum for debate about what's ailing American democracy and what could make the system healthier. So here are the most provocative opinion pieces we've posted this week.
"Though I am a Republican, my concern here is as an American citizen — one who's worried about the survival of America's unbroken practice of peaceful election outcomes," writes former Rep. Claudine Schneider.
"We face the greatest credible threat to a national election in our lifetimes. The chief architect of that instability and corruption: our own president," writes Jenna Ben-Yehuda is president and CEO of the Truman National Security Project.
"Protecting the November election requires an all-of-the-above approach that keeps polling places open. If we fail to act, we will disenfranchise the same Americans historically excluded from voting," write Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's secretary of state, Laura Underwood, a Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, and Mike Firestone and QuentinPalfrey, attorneys with the Voter Protection Corps.
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