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Election integrity a concern, but not the way President suggests

Scott Robert Shaw

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The presidential election is now less than 90 days away, and once again election integrity remains a concern. Like in 2016 there are concerns about Russian meddling in the 2020 race. U.S. intelligence officials last week revealed there is again evidence of foreign meddling, particularly by Russia, as well as China and Iran. It seems the nation’s focus on outside meddling has been waning in the past four years. But we are seeing plenty of other efforts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming election. President Trump continues to tweet that mail-in voting will lead to the most INACCURATE and FRAUDULENT election in history, seemingly preparing to challenge the results. And his pick to run the Post Office is a megadonor whose first order of business was to cut costs, leading to slower delivery. Just in time for election season. There is evidence that Republicans are behind efforts to get rapper Kanye West on the Wisconsin ballot in an effort to take votes from Joe Biden. Trump has even suggested postponing the election, although he has no power to do so. The President of the United States should be working to deter foreign interference, make it easier for people to safely vote by mail and promising to respect the outcome of the election. Instead, we are getting the opposite from the very person lobbing accusations of fraud.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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