Thought of doing revote a nightmare

How do you do a revote? It is a mind boggling, logistical, not to mention expensive nightmare. I realize there are many things about this past election that are not pleasing to all, but let’s ponder some of the things involved in doing a revote.

How many voters have died since the election? How many more are now eligible to vote because they have come of age and are now registered? What about voters who have since moved out of the state, and how many more have moved in? Then there are voters who, for one reason or another, did not choose to vote for any gubernatorial candidate. Can they go back and do it now? How about voters who chose to vote for the third-party candidates? Can they now go back and change their minds? How many other scenarios have I not thought of?

There is also the issue of getting absentee ballots out again and allowing a fair amount of time for those voters to fill them out and get them postmarked. Don’t forget all of our military service personnel stationed around the globe. How long is that going to take?

It is obvious that there are some system flaws – some minor, some major – and I would doubt that it could ever be made perfect. But I would submit that the cost and time of doing a revote would be better spent trying to make the system better equipped for the future.

Jerry Northey

Snohomish

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