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.