By Christine Todd Whitman
August 18, 2016
The Republican Party can arguably be said to have done the greatest service to the nation when it nominated Abraham Lincoln. Now, however, it might be accused of having done the greatest disservice in having nominated Donald Trump. Far from trying to keep the nation together, Trump is doing everything he can to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral system and, in the process, giving license to fringe organizations to take matters into their own hands. Our founding fathers said that if democracy fails, it will be from within, and I fear we risk seeing that unfold in our day. Whatever happens on election day, we face the high likelihood of a nation divided. True conservatives value the Constitution and our electoral process – how we handle that division will determine our lasting legacy.