Letters to the Editor

Voting must be protected

Republican Sec. of State Paul Pate is doing Trump’s bidding and canceling 50,000 mail-in vote requests that were returned over a month ago, mine included. They say there will be more requests for mail-in voting sent out but how do we know they’ll be sent out on time for our votes to count? I’m 77 years old and have always voted by mail, now I’m afraid Trump will get his way and ruin mail-in voting.

Voting is the most important thing we, the people, have the right to do. Attacking the USPS and putting one of Trump’s Republican donors in charge, was his first attempt at damaging mail-in voting. Taking sorting machines out of post offices that have over 30,000 pieces of mail everyday and taking mailboxes from certain areas has been another attempt to decrease mail-in votes.

The Republicans have said nothing about the illegal things that Trump has managed to do, like using the White House as a backdrop for his nomination speech, which was against the Hatch Act.

No one needs to know if I’m a Democrat or a Republican, they just need to know how scared we all should be for our rights in America being abused.

Sharon Ullrick

Cedar Rapids

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