Letter – Respect peaceful transfer of power

Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

As vice president, Joe Biden validated the election of President Donald Trump. The election was not contested. 

There were comments in the media against the Electoral College because Hillary Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Trump, but she did not protest the results, and President Obama’s administration transitioned with Trump. Why? Because he was duly elected! That’s why! 

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So what’s the problem with accepting the 2020 election results? Ole Donald J, that’s the problem. Four indictments later, Trump is still a detriment to our democracy, and he will go to his grave saying that he won that election! 

A peaceful transition of power sets us apart from much of the world. Just a thought.


Hunter Lackey