Much has been written and discussed regarding our toxic and misinformed election process. Misinformed from the perspective of promoting the false narrative that elections are “stolen” only when you lose! The stupidity of those statements rises from the basics that assume 100% of the voters were compromised, 50% on either side. Additionally, ignoring the results of down ballot races. Why such a lack of respect for the process?

“Democratic elections usually work only within populations that have some prior common bond, such as shared religious beliefs or national myths. They are a method to settle disagreements among people who already agree on the basics.” [1]

 It is obvious that as citizens, we do not agree on or accept the basics. “In such cases, holding democratic elections is hardly a cure-all, because the opposing parties have no reason to respect the results.” [2]



[1] Harari, Noah Yuval; Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow: Harper Collins Publishers, 2017. New York, NY. Pg. 251.

[2] Ibid. Pg. 252.