Is it too much to ask for an honest election?

To the Editor:

All I want is an honest election. Is that too much to ask?

Why are some Democrats, like Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., so opposed to an attempt to have honest elections? OK, the answer is obvious, but who do they think buys that drivel? OK, the answer is also obvious.

Being guaranteed the right to vote does not mean you are guaranteed to be coddled, carried and pampered without exerting an iota of effort or personal responsibility on your part to vote. It also does not mean you get to vote if you’re dead, or vote twice or more in different precincts, or vote for your sister, aunt, cousin, or comatose nursing patient. 

It also does not mean you can walk across the state line or be bussed in and register to vote on Election Day, giving the address of a local motel. All of these things have been done in recent elections. I’m betting Democrats would have a hard time actually coming up with any individuals who are “minorities, seniors, students, the disabled, and low and middle incomes citizens” who do not have an ID or who can’t easily get one.

Larry Wright

Maggie Valley

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