Let the games end

Why am I not amazed at the games played with the election results? One candidate conceded the election then heard rumors of people being upset about the type of ballots that were used and told this entire country that his word was nothing more than hot air by retracting his concession.

My first election was in 1976. I voted for Jimmy Carter using this notorious butterfly ballot. I bought my first house on the day that Ronald Reagan was shot. I paid 13.75 percent interest and interest rates had gone down when Reagan became president.

Now, in hindsight, I want to scream out about this butterfly ballot. I was only 18 years old at the time and look at what happened to the country with the peanut farmer.

When I was in the fourth grade, I had to take a test. My classmates and I were instructed to fill in hole a, b, c or d with a No. 2 pencil. If we filled in more than one hole, that answer would be counted as a wrong answer. We were instructed “READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TEST!” In Washington state the ballot does state “If you mark more than one candidate, your vote is invalid.”

As far as I am concerned, this latest election scandal is nothing but an ugly, messy custody battle for the White House. This butterfly ballot issue is nothing but a tool for control and not anything useful for the best interest of the people of the United States.

Reality folks, there have always been disputes regarding the presidential elections. If you want something done about the way we vote or how votes are counted, then do something about it in a proper time and manner. Let us get back to taking care of our jobs and our families and let the people who were voted in do their jobs.

What is this type of childish mess going to do to our economy if it continues too much longer?


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