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Letter: Fearing a fix

After observing the recent events surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email server, the FBI’s inability to come up with an indictment of HC (especially considering the 30,000 missing emails and the Lynch/Clinton meeting on a Phoenix runway) and DNC shenanigans railroading Bernie Sanders, I can’t help but feel that there is a fix in the works, orchestrated by top administration officials and others, to get Hillary Clinton elected by any means necessary.

In this “land of anything goes” it is also worth recalling the manner in which both major parties have been chasing corporate big dollar donors. Our nation has devolved into a second-rate oligarchy, and the way things are going we shouldn’t have the confidence that democratic election standards can be expected in our republic.

Before it gets too late we need to make certain that international election monitors, drawn perhaps from the Office for Democratic and Human Rights or the European Commission, diligently observe our November elections and make sure that there are no irregularities. These monitors need to be guaranteed nonpartisan. There is no way that the Department of Justice or the Carter Center or even any other U.S. NGO can be entrusted with monitoring U.S. elections.

Most people associate election monitoring with developing nations or struggling democracies. In my opinion, we qualify as a threatened democracy. This is perhaps the most important election in the past 50 years, and we need a guarantee that the outcome will be free and honest. Come Nov. 8 please vote.

Erich Vogt


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