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Hold On to Our Established Election Rules

Commentary I tried time and again to analogize this current election debacle with a game 7 championship sporting event, but the scoring parallels just kept breaking down. In what game can a team run up an invisible reservoir of points, only to unleash all of them at once onto the official scoreboard… after the clock has expired? What sort of contest do you expect to have when the referees are clearly “swallowing the whistle” repeatedly, and almost entirely for one side? How legitimate can you believe a team to be, when they flagrantly break the rules stipulating who is eligible to step onto the field? Team sports are a mutually accepted engagement in conflict; even under the clearest and most equitable set of rules, they become violent and difficult to manage. Without rules, they would quickly descend into absolute bloody chaos. No sane person desires such a destructive outcome in …

Hold On to Our Established Election Rules

Commentary I tried time and again to analogize this current election debacle with a game 7 championship sporting event, but the scoring parallels just kept breaking down. In what game can a team run up an invisible reservoir of points, only to unleash all of them at once onto the official scoreboard… after the clock has expired? What sort of contest do you expect to have when the referees are clearly “swallowing the whistle” repeatedly, and almost entirely for one side? How legitimate can you believe a team to be, when they flagrantly break the rules stipulating who is eligible to step onto the field? Team sports are a mutually accepted engagement in conflict; even under the clearest and most equitable set of rules, they become violent and difficult to manage. Without rules, they would quickly descend into absolute bloody chaos. No sane person desires such a destructive outcome in …