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April will bring a fraudulent election

DEAR EDITOR:

The Ohio Legislature has, in effect, given up democracy for Lent.

For the first time in Ohio history there will be no primary election day this fateful year, an action that will guarantee already dismal voter participation rates to sink much deeper into the abyss of political silence.

Only a small fraction of those registered voted early, and no where near the numbers of voters who traditionally show up on election day will vote by mail. So, there is no way that this year’s primary election results will express the real will of the people, an undemocratic outcome which favors entrenched power and political business as usual, just the opposite of what is really needed in this time of unprecedented crisis.

An election postponed until the coronavirus pandemic passes would have been vastly superior to an illegitimate one.

WERNER LANGE

Newton Falls

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