Democracy is at stake

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I wanted to tell Journal readers how much I appreciate reading the weekly commentary by Michael Romain. His column "A con as old as Jim Crow and older" in the Aug. 26 issue was an enlightening wake-up call about the illegalities surrounding voting that have occurred and may continue to occur without voter vigilance. Romain is justifiably outraged, and we all should be. Our democracy is truly at stake.

Mary Swiontoniowski

Oak Park

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William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 3:51 PM

That's "that are not cost effective to service."

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 3:50 PM

Uh huh,, Ray. You really are a one trick pony. Any criticism of policies by this administration is "visceral hatred." You keep hugging that idea like a security blanket if it helps you think. But your contention that the post office has been failing for 50 years is a lie. The USPS is the only government agency that pays it's own way. It was created by the 2nd Continental Congress. It's not some Democratic pet project, but it IS a target of a GOP that's looking to privatize many of its services for it's own selfish purposes. The problem with that is that NO private business wants to service anything other than high population areas, and to hell with the thousands of small towns that are cost effective to service. I don't care what you believe, Ray- you've proven your ignorance and pettiness here many times over. But I'm going to point out your b.s.every time you spew it. .

Jim Bowman from Chicago  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 3:25 PM

Good points, Ray, especially about counting mail-ins on Election Day. Why would anyone object to that?

Ray Simpson  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 2:05 PM

OK Dwyer your visceral hatred for the president is showing again! The postal service has been failing for fifty years and has been bailed out countless times. Dip into your "Documented fact" and tell us what specifically President Trump has done to sabotage Ben Franklins child? Most of what you will conjure up has been tried many times in previous administrations. I do not remember when I had confidence in the post office ability to do anything with competence let alone courtesy. The Post Office is supposed to be self funding yet they come to congress begging for bailout yet I see many local delivery vehicles that are 6 years newer than my car and they don't even need license plates. So defend your slanderous comment about "Sabotage" with specific examples or don't your DNC talking points provide that data?

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 12:51 PM

I would agree with the post below if it wasn't a thoroughly documented fact that a Drumpf appointee is working diligently to sabotage the USPS's ability to function properly and in a timely fashion.

Ray Simpson  

Posted: September 18th, 2020 12:46 PM

Tor resolve the problems, mandate that ALL votes must be counted at the local polling place on election day! Mail in votes to be delivered to the polling place in the morning and counted just like the person voted in person. Same for absentee ballots. The idea of some political operative "FINDING" ballots after the polls close is ridiculous. The local polling places are manned by local residents who know their neighbors. Each precinct finalizes their numbers at the end of the day and that is it! If the post office fails - too bad!

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