Why it is good to question the election process and results
History shows that questioning election processes and results is a bipartisan affair. Over 20 years ago, both Democrats and Republicans lined up, questioned voting results and hoped the “hanging chads” would fall in their favor.
More recently, Democrat Stacey Abrams refused to concede her 2018 defeat as her office stated: “the system failed voters.” In a 2020 interview, Hillary Clinton continued “with her conviction that the 2016 presidential election was not conducted legitimately.” And former President Donald Trump continues to allege a “stolen election.” These are candidates who lost elections, complaining about the results, and in some cases, the process.
Often, when the losing candidate questions the results of their hard-fought race, many quickly assume the candidate is a sore loser. However, to ensure confidence in our election systems, voters and candidates should …