Tony Blankley wrote this column in the aftermath of the 2000 election and it has shown to be prophetic.
Conservatives not only need to come to terms with, but also need to actively join in fighting, the presence of domestic enemies of American Democracy. These enemies are citizens of the United States. Many of them are in Congress. Many of them are political operatives. Most of them are rank and file "voters." These are people who have set out to subvert the American electoral process and disenfranchise not just particular voting blocks, but every voter in America. If after this election we tolerate the assault on our Democracy by groups that are attempting push the election one way or another through voter fraud, then Democracy in this country is dead. You have to ask yourself, what would Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, or any other of the founding fathers have advised us to do confronted by the fact of domestic enemies attempting to overthrow and subvert the one process that ensures that the government is of the people, by the people and for the people?
These subversives are the twin brothers and sisters of the folks Tony Blankley warns us of: Lawyers and consultants by the thousands working to manipulate interpretations of laws in order to count votes that help them, whether countable or not, and discount votes that harm them, regardless of legitimacy. This is the second front in the assault against American Democracy. The injection of the litigation class into the election process, as Blankley points out will "render meaningless the election those laws were meant to protect."
Whether President Bush wins or loses this election, lets all come to terms with the fact that there is no other political issue that should come before rectifying this situation. If we fail in this, we fail in everything. The ability for America to continue being America depends on the institution of our electoral process, and the decision of who will lead this country will, for a short time, be in the hands of those bold enough and strong enough to take it. After that, who needs anymore elections?