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So many emotions from reading Matthew Goss' attack on the political party that he doesn't like (Mailbag, April 5).

First of all is sadness that he is so scared and filled with rage. Next is frustration that he has been led into a nonsensical conspiracy theory by others, who are using the fear and anger to advance their goals of fragmenting this country even further and destroying what is good and the best about us!

Yes, there was a goof in a system of accepting and counting votes in Southern California. They acknowledge the problems and are working to understand and fix them. Yes, people can collect ballots for others there, but they passed that law. It is legal. It isn't like North Carolina, where the person arrested for collecting ballots and filling them out did so illegally.

We need to also note that the Republican Party there knew that there was a problem with his political work in 2016, but decided to do nothing about it. Let's also mention the problems with voting machines in several states, where voting a straight ticket seems to give the governorship vote to the other party's candidate. This has happened in Ohio and Texas for sure, and probably several other states, but the Republican governors in those states have no interest in investigating anything wrong that helps them and their party.

Finally, giving voting rights to illegal aliens? It's a conspiracy theory only.

We have enough problems with voter suppression, which doesn't bother them.

Rick Siegert

Lebanon (April 6)

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