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Reader Opinion: Listening, vote count, tax dollars, future

On a national basis, we have all contributed various amounts of tax dollars to 60 court cases on the 2020 election and none found notable errors or cause to make changes.

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Our democracy is based upon each citizen having a voice and it is important to listen to that voice. So, in our opinion, a third count of votes from the November 2020 election constitutes an interesting but unusual request. Interesting because of the lack of faith in the ability of our voting judges to count. And, it is unusual for residents, who may question tax levies, to consider paying for these numerous recounts.

We suggest our tax money be spent in other ways, like basic needs of citizens, roads, education, courts, hospitals, etc. Therefore, the group requesting a third recount should offer to collect funds to pay for the recount. Certainly, a fourth count, if requested, should include a requirement for the group to collect funds for the recount.

On a national basis, we have all contributed various amounts of tax dollars to sixty court cases on the 2020 election and none found notable errors or cause to make changes.

In conclusion, the issue is how can we establish more confidence and trust in our democratic voting system.

J Dregni and M Sommers
Pequot Lakes

Related Topics: READERS VIEWELECTION 2020
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