Maybe the sheriff’s office should be relegated to history books. There, it could remain a relic and the rest of society can move on.
Allowing sheriffs to dictate the implementation of laws — like we saw in Illinois and New Mexico — subverts the democratic will of the people.
Now, failing to prove voter fraud, constitutional sheriffs argue an alternative — and equally false — theory.
When the gun lobby loses to democratic will, sheriffs take up the mantle by making a disreputable and debunked legalistic argument.
By enacting bills aimed at local prosecutors, these states are stripping communities of their right to self-determination.
It is quintessentially American to participate in the democratic process without threat of violence from law enforcement or vigilantes.
In February of this year, the newly elected top executive for Tarrant County, Texas — which includes Fort Worth — Tim O’Hare announced the creation of an “election task force.”
Even though sheriffs are prohibited from interfering in elections, there is a long and terrible history of sheriffs preventing Black citizens from voting.
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