It is this simple. The greatest danger to any democracy is to seed distrust of the elective process. Once seeded, it sprouts and grows like a terminal cancer.

Sens. Cramer and Hoeven and Rep. Armstrong know this. Their silence is pure complicity in the destruction. Their priorities are the same as their leader, President Trump, where personal interest buries duty to country.

Richardson lives in Fargo.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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