A recent AP story lede states: “SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As complaints about elections, many of them unfounded, pile up around the country, investigators tasked with dealing with them find themselves on the front line of defending the integrity of America’s system for choosing local, state and national leaders.”
Pardon my nitpicking, but we should not be electing leaders, we should be electing representatives to carry out our wishes, directions and needs, not dictate what we will get. That may be the way it works out too often, but that’s not what elections should be about.
A leader is defined as: the person who leads or commands a group, organization or country.
Representatives are held accountable by citizens who judge whether that person is acting in their best interest and sanction the representative accordingly, such as by electing someone else, which should happen frequently Tuesday.