Letter: She clarifies facts on Trenton polling place matterTO THE EDITOR: I don’t normally write letters to the editor. The only reason for this second letter is to clarify the facts.
By: Heidi Krause, Hager City, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: I don’t normally write letters to the editor. The only reason for this second letter is to clarify the facts.
The paper made a typo. My letter published April 13 started with “Two men,” not “women.”
The signs on my van were “These two men are not from the Town of Trenton, Stop this Circus, Don’t sign the Recall.” These are not “tea party” slogans and definitely not misspelled words. I’m not affiliated with any political party.
When these men didn’t follow the State Guidelines that allowed them within 100 feet, I followed protocol and spoke to an election official and let them handle it. To be honest, had they been 100 feet from the polling place, I would have voted and went home. I didn’t feel it was right for anyone to be right there.
I never told anyone signing the petition that they were breaking the law. Every citizen has the right to do so. I also never yelled at or belittled those who signed. I didn’t interfere with their right to do so.
I did converse with these two men, who were not silent. And in fairness, the one apologized for the profanity he used.
I don’t agree with politicians not showing up at the capitol when they are supposed to be in session. However, I’m not pushing to recall these individuals either.
Had there been recall petitioners for Democratic legislators there, my response would have been the same. I don’t think it belonged within 100 feet of the polling place. That was the point behind my first letter.
Sometimes I differ from my husband on political views, but we don’t boycott each other. We just agree to disagree.