Wednesday, November 4, 2020

If you care about the future of democracy, then we have to count every single vote

As I type at 6:30 am on the morning after, we still don't know who won the presidency. There are 9 states and 87 electoral votes undecided, and few of those states (Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania) will ultimately determine the winner.

Yet, in the wee hours of the morning, Donald Trump took to a White House podium and stated his clear and unambiguous intent to go to the Supreme Court to stop the counting of outstanding votes, which he says is "a fraud on the American public." 

Let me make this as clear as possible. This is not about left / right, blue / red, or Biden / Trump. This is about the legitimacy and future of our democracy. 

We need to make sure every vote that has been lawfully cast is counted. Otherwise, we will never know who legitimately wins this election. Whether it's a Biden win or a Trump win, we need to know who actually wins. Otherwise, why have an election at all? If we can't trust the results of our election as the will of our nation, why bother?

If you care about the future of our democracy and the future of our country, then we must count every single vote. Period. The fraud here isn't in uncounted votes. The fraud is in not counting them at all and declaring a winner by disenfranchising millions of voters.