Opinion: To Safeguard Democracy, We Need An Active Elections Board


The action not only held the involved parties accountable, it also sent a message that “there are rules, and they will be enforced,” said Trevor Potter, a former commission chairman and the president of the Campaign Legal Center, the watchdog group that filed the complaint. The president should never have let the situation reach this point. One Democratic seat has been vacant since April 2017, a Republican seat since February 2018. Mr. Trump has named only one nominee, Trey Trainor — a Republican whose nomination in September 2017 has been effectively ignored by the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

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