Whether you are a President Trump supporter or not, his fight in the courts should be supported. Something much greater than his being elected is at stake here. People across the country have and are losing confidence in the election process.
Leading up to this year’s election, we had many public officials, legislatures and courts make changes to the methods of administering the election around the country. Some of those changes were definitely on shaky legal ground, but the election happened — and now many courts refuse to hear cases brought to them, mainly citing two concerns: The resulting differences were too little to affect the results, and/or it was too late to hear such cases.
For whatever the reason, if possible illegalities are not addressed, they are apt to grow to a point where they definitely will be substantial enough to affect any election.
Some have suggested that candidates should have litigated the issue earlier — but more than likely, courts would have dismissed them, citing a lack of standing at that point since the candidate could not have shown that they had been wronged prior to an election.
We need to all work to ensure confidence in our election processes.