What if…

Something happens to render our November 4th presidential election not free and fair by international standards…what then?

This was a hypothetical I posed to my Democratization classmates on Tuesday.

For a good thirty seconds, my classmates were stunned, and stumped. S was the first to break the silence, “Well, ideally, the Department of Justice investigates, prosecutes those responsible, and a re-vote is held.”

Ideally. Right. But do we think that would really happen? Most of my classmates, and even the professor, seemed uncertain at best.

My friends, this is a problem.