“We can’t run an election better than Afghanistan? I saw one man had a sign in Philadelphia, and the irony wasn’t lost on me. ‘Democracy dies in Philadelphia’ — can you imagine the irony of that, where the light of liberty was lit in 1776 that transformed this world?” Mastriano asked. “You know — Democracy can die. In darkness — in dark rooms with no transparency and accountability. We’re shining light on this darkness here. We’re going to take our state back. We are not standing aside in this hour.”
Lincoln famously closed his Gettysburg Address — “That these dead will have not died in vain. … That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
If the election was stolen and manipulated — this is anything but a “government of or by the people.”
Mastriano is right. Democracy dies in darkness.
That is what is at stake.
Faith in this election and all future elections is on the table.