Editorial: Election deniers threaten democracy

The Durango Herald: When we think of cringy things our dads do, who could top what it must have been like for Ivanka Trump? She stood near her father while his inner circle repeatedly told the former president he clearly lost the 2020 election. What would it feel like for Ivanka to hear Donald Trump lean on election officials, refute results and shakedown Americans for cash for his Official Election Defense Fund?

Stepping outside the ranks of dutiful daughter, Ivanka pleaded with Trump to do something – anything – as rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. And her dad did absolutely nothing.

Even Ivanka knows when enough is enough. She said as much when she testified that she accepted then-Attorney General William P. Barr’s conclusion that her father lost the election.

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