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We should fear for future elections

We should fear for future elections

To the Editor:

Former President Donald Trump and the more aggressive of his cult members seem intent on destroying our democracy and attacking a civil society. This ranges from the January 6 attempt to stop the certification of a valid election to attacking local individuals instead of issues.

Initially, I thought that Trump’s lie that he had actually won the election was just another scam to raise more money from gullible followers. He did raise more money in the first months of his “big lie” than he did in a similar time when running for office.

However, it now seems that he and his sycophants are actually trying to rig future elections to ensure that his followers are elected despite the actual will of the people. The Arizona “audit” makes that state a laughingstock as the cult members keep trying to overthrow the election. More seriously, all the voting restrictions under the guise of make elections secure are actually designed to keep certain voters from voting.

The Trump Cult is driving out true conservative Republicans, like Liz Cheney, who will not pledge allegiance to Trump. Republicans and election officials who acted ethically are being attacked for doing the right thing. At the local level, we have people attacking a Haywood County attorney for his opinions to the point of terminating his services with Waynesville. His personal opinions have no bearing on providing legal counsel to the town. This is from people who have been vocal in their opinions and decrying the so-called cancel culture. Would they like those who disagree with them attacking their won livelihood. 

Where does it stop?

Norman Hoffman


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