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Regardless of the reasons for recall, this side - that side, there is a lot of sorrow for those that truly value freedom.The rights of thousands of citizens were invalidated by a single individual making a very controversial decision in an area that should be treated with the utmost respect and concern - our freedom to be heard/vote. Mr. Ysura’s determination was even contrary to a recent judicial decision which rightly concluded that the INTENT of the voter should be honored, that it shouldn’t be disallowed because they moved down the street. What a shameful abuse of power by a career politician. The determination that a petition signature is more important/held to a higher standard than an election vote has to make one wonder at motivation. This last minute opinion, that a call for a vote is more important than the vote itself, invalidated 370 voters from the petitions. With the same proclamation comes the reasoning and determination that these same signatures would have counted in an election. Ms. Reed, it is much more important to protect our freedoms than to restrict them by silencing people when it is about something you don´t favor. Is it because you know that this one should be coming up for an election soon if not for the trampling of freedom displayed by an elected representative? Voting is not that scary and can be accomplished outside the “normal” schedule.Many of you in Coeur d´Alene seem to be so one-sided about this - labeling it as a partisan take-over/Souza-Orzell conspiracy that you have lost sight to the NUMBERS and still continue on so, how sad that nothing was learned and it’s business as usual. That’s not leadership let alone representation.
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