Let the votes be counted

Tampa Bay Times - - Opinion -

I am sim­ply stunned by Gov. Rick Scott’s ac­cu­sa­tions of fraud against “lib­er­als” while the state is still en­gaged in mak­ing sure every Florid­ian’s vote counts. This kind of a base­less ac­cu­sa­tion against “lib­er­als” could well pro­vide “jus­ti­fi­ca­tion” for yet an­other un­sta­ble armed nut­case who deems him­self a pro­tec­tor of “law and or­der” to com­mit an act of vi­o­lence. It is sim­ply irresponsible. Don’t they re­al­ize that their words mat­ter? Or are they set­ting us all up for turmoil in case the fi­nal count shows that they haven’t won? A true pub­lic ser­vant in­ter­ested in the well-be­ing of all Florid­i­ans would call for calm to let the sys­tem work it­self out — not ac­cuse those who are still work­ing on it of fraud. Yes, we need to fig­ure this out. And yes, it needs to be trans­par­ent. But this isn’t the “lib­er­als.” This is democ­racy.

Norma Hen­ning, Tem­ple Ter­race

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.