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Opinion: These are the people who must stop Trump's assault on voting

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Mark Weinberg writes that Trump doubling down on his threat not to accept the results of the upcoming election in November is just another example of how he continues to diminish the stature of the presidency, and it's time for GOP leaders, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to stand up to the president and put the country ahead of the party.

In Atlanta, three of America's four living ex-presidents -- two Democrats and one Republican -- joined in honoring John Lewis, a true American hero of the civil rights movement who risked his life for the cause of equality, at his funeral on Thursday.

By his cowardly and self-aggrandizing behavior, he showed that the greatest threat to our democracy is posed not by foreign leaders like Vladimir Putin of Russia or Xi Jinping of China, but by our own president.

Indeed, by intentionally casting doubt on the legitimacy of an election that he seems likely to lose according to the most recent polls, Trump seeks to rip out the very heart of our democracy.

President Trump can present all the false arguments he wishes about "widespread" voter fraud and the unreliability of mail-in ballots.

Bush or Barack Obama, on Thursday it was obvious that all three men believed deeply in the goodness of America, the nobility of public service, and the promise of our future.

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