The 2018 Midterm Election Was Not the Year of Accountability

Editorial: Congress must update Electoral Count Act to prevent another coup attempt

The 2018 midterm election was supposed to be the year of accountability for election law. It was supposed to be the year that the lawmaking body moved beyond its failure to adequately address voter fraud and instead took its first steps in a true bipartisan way to change the way Congress works.

Unfortunately, the midterm election was anything but. Elections have been corrupted, and the lawmaking body continues to turn a blind eye.

This is an outrage and a direct affront to our democracy.

We are now at a tipping point. We are on a slippery slope. The 2018 midterm election in Texas, and the 2018 election in Georgia are only the beginning of what will be a wave. Elections across the country will be marred, and voters will be deprived of their right to vote, without due process of law to redress their grievances.

The Democratic Party lost an opportunity to stand up to President Donald Trump. They lost the opportunity to make America great again. They lost the opportunity to win when millions of Americans decided to vote for a party that failed to put progressive ideals first.

The Democratic Party lost an opportunity to bring about long-lasting change, and chose instead to turn their backs on voters.

We are faced with a choice: We can continue to take actions based on good faith and do the right thing, or we can put our heads in the sand and move on. We can give in to fear and refuse to do anything about it. We can make excuses and allow those things that we want to fix, but we have to do the work ourselves and make the effort to actually find accountability and correct it.

In the face of this tragedy, we are left with two choices.

We can either continue to do business as usual, and accept the current status quo, or we can choose to change it.

In a time when we have to make a decision based on principle and what is right, we owe it to ourselves to make the right decision.

The 2019 election will be the year the Democratic Party realizes to its full potential, stands up

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