Letters to the editor
Dear editor:I question Rick Johnson's call for an audit of the presidential election (Dec. 9 print issue).
Who does Rick suspect altered the results of the election to the extent that Biden did not deserve to win?
Our Constitution specifies each state conducts its own individual election. For 200 years it has been so. Today the casting and counting of votes is more closely watched by both the Republicans and Democrats than any time in the past. The federal official leading the monitoring of the election stated, "This has been the most secure election in our country's history." By the way, he was appointed by President Trump. It is highly unlikely he lied for the Democrats.
Also, the Attorney General, a several-time proven supporter of the President stated that there was no widespread fraudulent activities that could have altered the election outcome. Be reminded the Attorney General was appointed by President Trump. No one accuses him of lying for Biden.
In every state that the vote count was close, as per those states' election laws, an audit or recount was performed. Some of these states' officials numbers are significantly Republican. No one except the president is doubting their allegiance.
Now Rick, I ask you, who is to perform this audit of the national election? How would you select the auditors? Would it not be easier to control the national auditor than the 50 individual states' systems?How would you standardize the election? I hope you are suggesting 100 percent mail in and doing away with the electors. One man, one vote. What is more fair? Biden won by 8 million votes. Would not the national election auditor be satisfied with that margin of win?
Last, but not least, the courts are hearing the complaints of those dissatisfied with the state election system rulings. Rick, why would you believe an auditor over the judges? Would you believe the auditor rather than the United States Supreme Court ruling 9-0 against Trump that just occurred?
Rick, I sincerely hope you will clarify your ideas of auditors and a standardized system. I await your reply.
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