As Ukraine takes center stage in State of the Union, democracy reformers look at issues at home
Matt Gerner, elections fellow, R Street Institute:
“President Biden is facing the greatest challenge of his presidency. Polling shows declining support for the president, while democracy itself is under attack at home and around the world. Fortunately, democracy does not require us to agree on policies or leaders; it only requires us to agree on democracy itself.
In his State of the Union address, President Biden should take the opportunity to defend democracy by supporting the bipartisan work underway to reform the Electoral Count Act. He must lay out a plan that brings along all Americans and avoid language that divides, even toward those who unfoundedly call his election illegitimate. The President of the United States is the Leader of the Free World. Now is the time for President Biden to prove himself worthy of that title.”