With more than one million people disenfranchised or displaced, Myanmar's election cannot be free and fair. The US and its global partners must recognise the election for the farce it is. A first step is to recognise Myanmar's crimes against the Rohingya for what they are: genocide. That determination must be followed by a multilateral effort to press Myanmar to end persecution of minorities, hold military forces accountable for serious crimes, and create the conditions that will allow for the safe, voluntary, dignified return of refugees. Democracy only stands a chance when every voice counts.