Trust in voting, politics?

December 6, 2018

Editor, Daily Times:

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald has said ”(He) Republicans don’t trust Tony Evers right now.” In effect, Mr. Fitzgerald is saying that he doesn’t trust the majority of Wisconsin voters right now. (That doesn’t speak well of neither Mr. Fitzgerald nor the Republican Party).

In addition, the Republicans released a plan that would change the date of the presidential primary in 2020 because they are concerned there will be a surge of turnout that will hurt Gov. Walker’s appointee ability to get elected to the Supreme Court race. In effect, again, the Republicans are saying they won’t trust the people in 2020 either.

Also, the Republicans are planning to limit early voting to roughly two weeks before an election. They believe that would reduce the number of people who vote in larger cities, people they don’t trust.

Finally, they are planning to weaken the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul.

It is said that “Trust is the easiest thing in the world to loose, and the hardest thing in the world to get back.” Apparently we, the voters, have lost our trust. Or maybe, in the eyes of politicians, we never had it.

Ronald W. Ziwisky

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