Many still question outcome of 2020 election

Regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed bill to silence questioning of election results (“Inslee: Officials’ lies about election results should be crime,” Jan. 6, The Herald):

If questions are still open for a significant portion of the population, then they must be settled by verifiable investigation, not by silencing of the freedom of speech. Election results must be trusted by a very substantial majority to be truly accepted.

Based on personal communication from one of our state lawmakers, his trip to the Lindell Cyber-Symposium will shortly result in submission of a set of legislation to improve election security in our state. It is my fervent hope that they will be passed and, in the future, I can have greater faith in the results of our local, state and national elections.

As for 2020, only a court case that requires formal, official public presentation of election investigation results will settle the question for those of us that are still concerned.

Wayne Espy


Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Jan. 30

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Troy Webber, owner of Chesterfield Auto Parts, holds a used catalytic converter that was removed from one of the cars at his salvage yard Friday Dec. 17, 2021, in Richmond, Va. Thefts of the emission control devices have jumped over the last two years as prices for the precious metals they contain have skyrocketed. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Editorial: Catalytic converters thefts call for tighter rules

A bill in the state Senate would require better tracking of sales to discourage theft of the car parts.

Schwab: Newt’s prediction: It’s ‘all going to come crashing down’

Intent on revenge, Gringrich and fellow Republicans work to pull the U.S. out of the democracy column.

Snohomish School District levies fill gaps in state’s funding

Snohomish School District is seeking to renew two expiring previously approved levies… Continue reading

Non-residents of school districts writing against levies?

Who is Jeff Heckathorn, and why did he feel he needed to… Continue reading

Stores should do more to prevent shoplifting

I shop at Safeway almost daily. At least once a week, I… Continue reading

Can we leave the holiday lights on Colby up for now?

I drove down Colby Avenue recently and noticed that the holiday decorations… Continue reading

Comment: Breyer’s legacy is his respect for practical law

Breyer’s approach reflects a measured and modest view of the judicial role in constitutional democracy.

Comment: After jokes end, Virginia education still threatened

Its governor’s teacher ‘tip line’ will chill teachers and may cause good educators to leave the state.

Most Read