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Lamb's column raises an objection

I object to John Lamb's column (Nov. 21) about a boring recount for the Minnesota Senate seat. My 12 hours of observation were an exercise in intense democracy. Three of us were observing for the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley and...

I object to John Lamb's column (Nov. 21) about a boring recount for the Minnesota Senate seat. My 12 hours of observation were an exercise in intense democracy. Three of us were observing for the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley and a coalition of groups interested in election integrity.

I have lived in countries where this never would have happened. I saw everyone at the courthouse striving to meet the intent and letter of the law. I commend Auditor Lori Johnson's efforts to make this event go smoothly. Would settling this election with a duel at sunrise make better copy? Would fistfights and street riots be more exciting?

I'm proud to be an American living in a democracy with squeaky clean elections in Clay County and Minnesota.

Roach Kratky is co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley.

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