We keep an eye on our savings and checking accounts, especially if we've fallen victim to identity theft. Makes sense.
So, why don't we act the same way when we know our election system is flawed? asks Perry Busby, who pens a weekly column on election challenges.
In his Jan. 10 piece, Busby reminds readers that three interesting things happened on the same day in 2016. U.S. government officials announced Russia had hacked into U.S. election systems; an Access Hollywood tape showed Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women; and WikiLeaks released stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Several years later, Busby writes, our leaders haven't taken enough action to protect our election system so that voters can feel confident we are getting accurate vote counts.
One solution: citizens can take charge and audit their elections.