The Founding Fathers and Election Integrity.
In laying out the criteria for selecting the president, Alexander Hamilton (Federalist Paper 68, March 14, 1788) observes the critical importance that the process:
• “afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder”…
• “oppose … cabal, intrigue, and corruption”; and
• “affords a moral certainty”
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, regarding the Second Amendment)