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Our elections deserve the best

protection technology can offer

My father served in the Army during World War II. My husband served in the Army for 30 years, overseas in Vietnam and Germany, My deceased son — a lifelong epileptic — tried to enlist in the Navy like his father, my husband, also deceased.

My whole nursing class volunteered for active duty during the Bay of Pigs invasion.

We used to be proud of this country and it showed in our actions and our behavior.

Ironically, too, we all voted Republican. Senate Majority Leader “Moscow” Mitch McConnell, with his refusal to bring to the floor legislation to protect our upcoming elections, is paving the way for hostile characters to continue to influence, alter or fabricate results in our future elections.

At this writing, I am asking all concerned voters — including our federal, state and local officials — to respond to this distressing news. Democracy is too precious a commodity to be treated with such callous indifference.

There is readily available information that makes it difficult to remain a registered Republican. Nonetheless, I subscribe to Republican principles of government. If politics change, and the principles come back, I imagine the United States will change for the better. But, “little Donny Trump” is not the answer and neither are his actions.

Our elections deserve the best protection technology has to offer; and the best people manning that technology. When our representatives won’t do their job and fulfill their oath to our Constitution, then they need to step aside.

Our country is a bastion of freedom — right now. Do we, the voters, want that to stay that way or change? I guess we will see, one way or the other.

Helen Brock-Thurston

St. Joseph