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RACE: Pastor wrong about voter suppression here

Letter by Todd Iverson, Gig Harbor on Aug. 13, 2013 at 11:56 am with No Comments »
August 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Re: “Past racial issues still with us, NAACP leader says” (TNT, 8-12).

Voter suppression may be one of the greatest threats to democracy across much of America, but I would disagree with Rev. Gregory Christopher’s recent remarks that this is an issue here in Pierce County.

Our hard-working Pierce County auditor, Julie Anderson, is doing a superb job. She tirelessly works to make sure everyone who legally can has the opportunity to vote. Very few public officials have the professionalism, dedication and determination that Anderson demonstrates in doing her sworn duty, and I think Christopher’s remarks were unfair.

The recent Republican advantage on the Pierce County Council could easily be attributed to lackluster candidates, a historic swing in the 2010 election and previously poor organization of county Democrats. Blaming voter suppression is not the answer, at least not here in Pierce County.

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