Trust the will of the people

As an American voter who respects our democratic system, I feel that George W. Bush is morally bound to call for a re-vote in the places in Florida where confusing ballots made voting difficult. Any person who would lead America as president and says “I trust the people” should be happy to allow concerned citizens to vote their minds. Someone who says he wants to “restore honor and dignity to the White House” should not allow himself to come to power in such a questionable and possibly illegitimate way.

Al Gore won the popular vote; George Bush should acknowledge that every step should be taken to ensure the true will of the American people is heard. We have to look at why we vote in the first place – to express our desire for how the country should be governed. If thousands of people say they were not able to accurately express themselves, it should be our moral obligation to make sure this is corrected.

Marysville

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