Opinion | America’s Tech Billionaires Could Help Protect the Election. If They Wanted To.

He doesn’t want to limit participation to tech giants. He mused that most S & P 500 companies could use their power to try to bake some stability into our currently unstable politics. “Beyond voting,” Mr. Ovadya said, “you could imagine the companies coming together with a pledge that others could sign that said something to the effect of ‘I agree upfront to abide by the results of the election as certified by the Electoral College and Supreme Court’” (a scenario that has grown even more complicated in recent days).

Mr. Ovadya’s argument is compelling. With tensions and anxiety about potential claims of voter fraud and postelection unrest mounting, surely it makes sense to do anything possible to ensure a fair, free, transparent and universally accepted election. Mr. Ovadya notes that encouraging corporate involvement also has the added benefit of not alienating the nation’s most powerful unelected individuals.

The skeptic

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How COVID-19 Impacted America’s Healthiest Communities | Healthiest Communities

Anticipating the coronavirus pandemic that smashed into New York City would crash over his suburban New Jersey community, John Bonanni, a county administrator, believed he’d prepared for the worst. But in early spring, as infections surged and hospital bedspace and ventilators ran short, Bonanni worried the worst might have been an underestimate.

Half a continent away, as Wyoming’s ski season wound down, Jodie Pond’s plan to fight the oncoming contagion ramped up. The health director for a county that includes Jackson Hole, an international tourist destination, Pond and her colleagues decided the area must go on lockdown, even if resort and business owners didn’t like it.

Meanwhile, in the Centennial State, Colorado communities were emerging as coronavirus hot zones, with Denver an epicenter. And as infections mounted, a patchwork of responses led to uneven results in fighting COVID-19.

For example, counties that perform better in U.S. News’ third-annual assessment of

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