At the Supreme Court hearing on Biden’s suffocating Covid regulations, the most prominent two words in the view of the Court majority appeared to be, “Who decides?” In other words, is this an issue that the federal executive should decide, or one that the States (or Congress, or the citizen) should decide? This two word question has applications far beyond Covid mandates. The Constitution and two centuries of tradition confirm that the States decide election procedures, and have the authority to prevent and punish misconduct. Transparency should be mandated by all state legislatures, such that public information about who voted and their verification is made available to all in order to deter and drive out fraud.
Panicked by the poll numbers showing how many recognize pervasive election fraud, liberals found little-known Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) to declare that the 2020 election was fair. But he has not audited any ballots cast in battleground regions, and Trump fitly responded by observing that Rounds “just went woke.”
States should reform their laws to restore the authority of state legislatures to pick the slate of presidential electors and, if necessary, to override reported results tainted by lack of verification. This is not a matter to be left in the hands of unaccountable courts or election officials. Electing the next president is far too important an issue for state legislatures to delegate to another branch of government.
Trump stands by to endorse the opponent of any Republican who foolishly obstructs legislation for election integrity. He has a nearly perfect track record of success by his endorsements of candidates, for the good reason that restoring secure elections is a top priority of the American people, too.
The all-important question of “who decides” is one that every citizen should pay attention to. It may be the role of the States to decide matters of election integrity, but it is the role of the active citizen to decide that we will not be governed by cowards and paper-pushers. Don’t just stand around complaining about how somebody should do something about election integrity. Do something! Let your state legislators know you want your elections to be secure, and be vigilant to make sure they follow through.