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CANDLELIGHT: A political ploy, not about election security

| September 30, 2022 1:00 AM

“That makes me feel unsafe.”

This has become a way for the ultra left to suppress the First Amendment rights of those who do not belong to their orthodoxy. My MAGA hat makes them feel unsafe. My NRA T-shirt, my Proud Conservative bumper sticker, all make them say they feel unsafe. Do they honestly think I am going to start frothing at the mouth and biting people on the leg? No. It is a manipulative tactic they are using to stifle my freedom of speech.

Those of you in Precinct 403 and 405 of Kootenai County, who have been voting at the Candlelight Christian Church may end up needing to go elsewhere, because the sentiments expressed by that entity make a small group of people say they “feel unsafe” going into the building to vote.

Now, if they truly felt “unsafe,” they could get absentee ballots or go to the Elections office in the two full weeks before the election and vote there.

About 35 people have emailed the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners asking that Candlelight no longer be used as a polling site. One of the people spearheading this request to cancel Candlelight isn’t even a Kootenai County voter. She lives in Bonner County and is a member of Idaho 97.

I suggest that anyone who wishes to voice their own feelings about this request contact a commissioner. Their email addresses are available on the Kootenai County website.

Thanks for your attention.

CRISTINA M. GINORIO

Coeur d’Alene

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