Letter to the editor: Our democracy depends on fair and legitimate elections

To anyone paying attention to the local elections in Grand County, it is clear that the Republican candidate for Grand County Clerk and Recorder is an election denier.

Jolene Linke continues to sidestep questions about whether she believes that our current president, Joe Biden, won in a fair and legitimate election. One only needs to read her non-responsive answer to that question asked by the Sky-Hi News in the 2022 Election Coverage issue (Wednesday, October 19) to know where she stands. In the same issue, her campaign ad states ” Honesty and Experience Spurred on by Integrity.” I can’t agree.

She also smugly sidestepped a similar question at the recent (October 20) candidate forum in Winter Park hosted by the Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce, where she gave yet another evasive answer. Ms. Linke also stated, giving no clear reason, that she wants to replace the Dominion voting machines used in Grand County elections. This would break a long-term lease and cost the county approximately $100,000, not to mention the cost of a new system.

Sixty two of the sixty four Colorado counties currently and successfully use the Dominion machines.
The position of Grand County Clerk and Recorder is too important a position to be held by a partisan conspiracy advocate. Our democracy depends on fair and legitimate elections. Jolene Linke is not the person to oversee them.

Michael Dobersen, Tabernash

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