Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
King County's GOP finding it harder to win
Not all that outrageous
Danny Westneat runs the numbers for King County and concludes Republicans have no chance of winning statewide elections [“King County sinking GOP statewide,” NWSunday, Aug. 19]. That’s good news, but we need to do more.
Let’s start with the way we do our mail-in voting. Democrats should simply pass a law stating all ballots mailed from counties other than King County must be received by Election Day. King County residents, on the other hand, need only have them post marked by that day. That should cut down on the number of Republican votes, but it is still not enough.
Everyone agrees that felons should not be allowed to vote, and the only question is how to stop them. Well, we know felons carry guns, so Democrats simply make a requirement that any member of the NRA must present proof (notarized) they are not a felon. Finally, Democrats should declare Republican-elected officials in certain Western Washington towns are incompetent, kick them out of office and appoint a Democratic manager in their place. Now we will win for sure.
Outrageous? Oh no, not really, considering these are the kind of things Republicans are doing in states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Thank goodness King County is a bulwark against the anti-democratic Republican Party.
— Dennis Matthews, Woodway