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UNITY: Go back to 2000

| January 12, 2022 1:00 AM

Does anyone remember the presidential election of 2000? Bush vs. Gore. It came down to the votes in Florida. That count came down to Bush leading by only 154 votes. Only 154 votes.

A recount was called for, but there wasn’t enough time, so the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Bush won. Gore conceded with honor and grace. He said, “And tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession.”

He put America’s faith in our voting system, and the unity of America as one people, before his desire to be president. He put America first.

Compare that to the 2020 election and the current actions of some of our nation’s politicians. Is the faith in our democratic process and the unity of Americans being put first?

KIM MARTIN

Coeur d’Alene

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