Innocence until proven guilty extends to elections

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The Spokane County Elections Department has conducted 21 recounts of specific races over the past 20 years, according to the department’s online archives.

To me, that indicates an inclination towards openness and transparency in the electoral process, not just the number of recounts but also the easy availability of the outcomes. Add to this the department’s willingness to allow election observers, and I feel pretty good about trusting the reliability of elections in our region, whatever they may be.

Other voters should too, but sadly, events over the past year have thrown mud on a process tha...


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