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Honest elections?

| Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

After the last presidential election, some nagging questions about its validity gave many of us pause. So, I was very perplexed when I attempted to contact True the Vote, a nonpartisan organization interested in promoting honest elections, without so much as a return phone call or email.

Everything became clear when I learned that True the Vote was visited not only by the IRS, but by the FBI, after the midterm election “shellacking” of Dems. Recently, congressional hearings revealed that Lois Lerner of the IRS used to work for the Federal Election Commission and was inexplicably caught meeting with the FEC while at the IRS. Now it seems that even the Securities and Exchange Commission was targeting conservatives.

Actually, though, most of us needn't worry, since they only targeted conservatives. Except, won't the IRS be in charge of implementing ObamaCare? And there is some indication that our medical info might not be secure before the “go” date.

Coming full circle, why is voter ID stuck in the Pennsylvania courts, and how is it possible we can't expect it to be ready before the next election? Isn't it sad that 44 years ago, we could send a man to the moon, but today, we can't even expect an honest vote count?

Michael Contes

New Kensington

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