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Letter: Democracy threatened by senators denying Biden’s win

Letter: Democracy threatened by senators denying Biden’s win

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Blunt watch party in Springfield celebrating

Sen. Roy Blunt shakes hands with Josh Hawley after winning his election on Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sen. Blunt watch party at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. Photo by J.B. Forbes,

Regarding the editorial “Trump puts his ego ahead of national security by refusing transition cooperation” (Nov. 18) and the recent Michael Gerson column, “There’s no end to Republicans’ bad faith” (Nov. 13): Sens. Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are undermining the integrity of American democracy. They do not represent the best interests of Missourians who elected them.

Blunt recently said, “The President wasn’t defeated by huge numbers. In fact, he may not have been defeated at all.” Hawley called the 2020 election “a debacle.”

But the evidence has shown otherwise, and most of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud have been rejected as frivolous and without merit. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs, whom Trump recently fired, said the election was the most secure in American history.

I believe that Blunt and Hawley, along with other Trump loyalists and enablers, are undermining the integrity of our American democracy by giving credence to Trump’s childish failure to concede that Joe Biden won the election fair and square. They should stop impeding the peaceful transition of power and risking our national security. They should stand up for the security of constituents who hired them and pay their salary.

Their refusal to acknowledge that a fair election produced a new president-elect must stop.

Thomas R. Sanger • St. Louis

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