If you judge by National Public Radio, a candidate’s political affiliation determines whether it is dangerous to our democracy for said candidate to dispute the results of a U.S. election.
That is the chief takeaway this week from the publicly funded newsgroup, which rediscovered just in time for the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race that it is problematic for losing candidates to allege, without evidence, that the election results are untrustworthy.
In a tweet, the NPR declared: “Without providing evidence [Republican] Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin questioned the election’s legitimacy. And he isn’t the first politician to do so. Elections specialists worry that unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud erode confidence in democracy.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The accompanying article, titled “Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects,” makes sure to mention the time when President Trump alleged that “millions and millions of people” voted illegally in the 2016 election.
In the report, NPR says there has “seldom been any evidence of widespread fraud in elections,” yet “Americans’ confidence in elections has been slowly eroding over the past 20 years.”
According to NPR, “democracy-watchers put some of the blame on political rhetoric.”
In the Op-Ed, Adams points out: “Amazingly, the names ‘Hillary Clinton’ and ‘Stacey Abrams’ are nowhere to be found.”
Clinton and Abrams both vigorously questioned the results of their races.
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Without providing evidence, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin questioned the election's legitimacy.
And he isn't the first politician to do so.
Elections specialists worry that unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud erode confidence in democracy. https://t.co/PPM5vTUEQG
— NPR (@NPR) November 10, 2019
Hillary, Abrams, and if after the recount Bevin. It’s becoming too status quo to contest the results of our election system without cause
— Daniel Girdusky (@DanG_NYC) November 11, 2019
Stacey Abrams' unwillingness to accept the legitimacy of her electoral loss was not a good look, and this posture doesn't look any better on Matt Bevin.
— Jonathan H. Adler (@jadler1969) November 11, 2019
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