116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
There were other letters that I considered writing, but this topic has stayed with me. I voted in 2020. I did not cheat. I did not commit fraud. But my Republican representatives in the House and Senate and the governor obviously think that I did. I can hear the screaming and gnashing of teeth coming from them, but, frankly, at this point, I do not care.
They voted for a change in Iowa election law based on the lie that voters committed fraud. Approximately 76 percent of eligible Iowa voters voted in the last election, third highest in the nation. Yet, not really impressive when one out of four eligible voters did not cast a ballot, and Republicans want you to believe that of those who did vote, some were not eligible and therefore it became necessary to put roadblocks up to make it more difficult. They have not explained why requiring citizens to sign a petition to get satellite voting, shortening the hours of voting, eliminating dropboxes to make returning a ballot easier became necessary. We’re probably supposed to be grateful that they did not include provisions to overturn an election and pick whoever they want. I am not grateful; I am angry.
Carolyn L. Stucker