Millennial Catholic Chris Crawford writes:
With confidence in our democratic institutions at a dangerously low point, the first step toward restoring confidence in our elections is to tell people the truth. With Christian-led “Jericho Marches” calling for overturning the 2020 election, prominent pro-life Christian leaders speaking at the “Stop the Steal’ rally, and a Jesus Saves sign and Christian crosses and iconography held high by individuals storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Christian leaders have a particular responsibility to tell the truth about the 2020 election: President Joe Biden won a free and fair election….
The 2020 election was the most secure election in American history. Not only was it the most secure, but it was also the most transparent, most observed, and most audited election ever, with multiple states conducting recounts and forensic audits that confirmed the results and found no widespread issues. More than 60 judges — including judges appointed by the former president — confirmed the same. On Jan. 4, over 2,000 religious leaders, including Barbara Williams-Skinner and World Vision founder Richard Stearns called on Congress to affirm the clear will of the voters, noting their acceptance of the results.
Any effort to increase confidence in our elections must start from a place of reassuring the American people of these indisputable facts….
Undermining confidence in the 2020 election and aligning against robust voting access is a disastrous position for social conservatives if they want to be viable in the future, particularly at a time when they are attempting to build a racially diverse, socially conservative, working-class Republican Party….
No political movement in the U.S. should rely upon restricting voting access to achieve its goals. Such a movement has no durable future in electoral politics. Our democratic republic can be frustrating, especially when many of our fellow Americans don’t agree with us on issues as fundamental as the right to life. But the response to losing elections should be to regroup, win the argument, and win at the ballot box.