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Glad you admitted misunderstanding

I was very glad to see Jeff Ackerman and Richard Somerville’s columns in Saturday’s paper (Nov. 9), acknowledging that the election “meltdown” was not in the Elections Office, but in the newsroom. I had been disturbed by the tone of The Union’s post-election coverage and intended to write a letter to the editor saying so.

Since Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Somerville have essentially acknowledged their misunderstanding of the vote-counting process, I will simply say that we are fortunate to have an Elections Office and staff that are not “caving in” to outside pressure by shortcutting the vote-counting process and sacrificing the integrity of their position.



No one will argue that the public, and especially the candidates, anxiously await the final election results, but I think it is safe to say that we also don’t want final results that would be subject to question and validity. Thank you, Lorraine, for your insistence on following the “letter of the law.”

Karen Lunde




Alta Sierra


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