- - Sunday, December 13, 2020

In the Dec. 11 edition of The Washington Times, Dave Boyer and Alex Swoyer write an otherwise fine article on the Texas case, but it does not begin well. The piece begins: “Divided Republicans lined up with and against President Trump ” This makes the president the central issue of the matter. But the legality and legitimacy of the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential elections in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — and their effects on the entire nation — are far more important than any single person or personality, including Donald Trump.

As Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, the question before the U.S. Supreme Court and American voters is whether Democratic officials in the four swing states “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify unlawfully enacting last-minute changes and ignoring both federal and state election laws, thus skewing the results of the 2020 general election” — not only in these four states but for the entire country.

To describe this as a face-off between pro- and anti-Trump wings of the Republican Party trivializes a case of fundamental importance to the integrity of our elected governments.

MARTIN E. WEINSTEIN

Missoula, Mont.



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