Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats urged Congress to form an oversight commission to keep an eye on the 2020 election.
He argued that a bipartisan commission should be established to reassure the public that the upcoming election is conducted in a fair and accurate manner. He said the commission could monitor the tools that are already in place to secure a free and fair election.
“I propose that Congress creates a new mechanism to help accomplish this purpose. It should create a supremely high-level bipartisan and nonpartisan commission to oversee the election. This commission would not circumvent existing electoral reporting systems or those that tabulate, evaluate or certify the results,” Coat wrote in a New York Times opinion piece published Thursday.
“But it would monitor those mechanisms and confirm for the public that the laws and regulations governing them have been scrupulously and expeditiously followed — or that violations have been exposed and dealt with — without political prejudice and without regard to political interests of either party,” he added.
Continue reading at the Washington Examiner.