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LETTER: Concerning the 68%

| December 27, 2021 3:04 PM

A fellow resident questioned the letter of concern that I wrote about the 68% of Republicans believing Trump had not lost the election. He noted that in 2017 there were 68% of Democrats doubting Trump's validity of office.

Thanks for the recall; I hadn't realized that. I suspect that Democrats didn't doubt the election validity, only that he wasn't presidential material.

Well, back in 2016 when Trump won the election, with 3 million votes fewer than his opponent, even if I had read that poll reporting 68% of folks thinking he won unfairly, I don't think I would have expressed the same concern, as you have accurately pointed out.

Probably the reason I wasn't concerned with the matter is that Hillary Clinton conceded the election immediately, didn't file lawsuits over the voting, didn't call up governors or secretaries of state in several states, and incite a few hundred or thousand cult members to attack the Capitol building and keep for several months rallying supporters to maintain his BIG LIE. If Hillary would have done that, and/or would have continued rallying, ranting, speech-making, insisting that President (Trump) was unfairly seated, I think maybe I would have expressed the questions with at least 68% motivation to do so.

RON BOOTHE

Kingston

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