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Let the recall continue

Sierra Sun opinion

From the beginning, California’s recall election had all the signs of a Florida-fiasco, part two. So it should be no surprise that, like in Florida, the court system is fanning the flames.

The Ninth District Court, which includes California in its jurisdiction, decided this week by a three-judge panel that outdated voting machines may prevent fair returns in six counties in the state, and therefore the recall should be delayed.

The decision may be reviewed (a decision is expected today) by the larger court.

Although fair elections are necessary to ensure democracy thrives, the California state constitution should supercede the potential for voting errors, and election should go as scheduled. The court should abandon its previous ruling.

We know voting will never be perfect (another lesson from Florida in 2000), but life must go on.

We can only hope that all possible steps are taken to make the election go as smoothly as possible and that in the end, the will of voters is served.


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