Re: Ohio election challenge (Portland Tribune)
The cornerstone of our democractic ideals is that a citizenship of diverse beliefs can govern themselves.
The partisan tampering we've seen in each of the last two presidential elections, gerrymandering like the Texas redistricting scandal and other examples have gotten out of hand.
I was glad to see the objection to the certification of the Ohio electors as a symbol of the desire of millions of citizens to have a cleaner election system.
A system where highly partisan campaign chairs also aren't controling the voting booths, tallying systems and sitting in judgment on disputes.
A system where voting mechanics are designed to maximize the opportunity for everyone to vote, have the vote counted correctly ... and recounted as necessary.
A system where we have a federal constitutional right to vote, not just a state right.
Not a system that can be gamed to get one party or another an election advantage.
I was ashamed at the patronizing, hostile and disrespectful Republican majority response to the concerns expressed.
It is time for wholesale change in our election systems.