Letter to the Editor: Results of 2020 election can never be verified


Mr. Stephen Brees’ statement was good but incomplete, as were the other rebuttals to my first letter that was printed on Sept. 25 in the Reflector.

“Tom Nelson restates his assertion that President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 encouraged the protesters to peacefully and respectfully walk to the Capitol. … He is correct. … The media edited out that statement to ‘peacefully and respectfully walk to the Capitol.’”

We all know why they edited it: So they could exaggerate the tone. Their goal was to be able to refer to it as an insurrection, which it was not! Hating Trump is conspicuous. Facts are not considered important! In my first letter, I stated very clearly the number of citizens who were at the ellipse, the number who did “peacefully and respectfully walk to the Capitol” and the number who trespassed by entering the Capitol. And the 20 who are being charged with sedition. When selecting the argument that is important to each of us, we need to be careful to realize that we must be objective and inclusive!

At the time of the 2020 election, only five states had signature verification of ballots, which means that 45 did not. I was living in the state of Washington when we went to all mail-in voting. My signature is on file in the County Courthouse, and when I vote my signature is compared with the one on the ballot and verified. In the other 45 states, ballots were sent out to anyone who had ever registered to vote, not knowing if they were dead or still alive. We will never know who got the most votes. Instead of hating, please read this article that I wrote and sent to the Reflector some time in the past!

President Trump’s accomplishments:

• First Step Act: reforms that make our justice system fairer

• Creation of Space Force

• U.S. oil production reached an all-time high

• The U.S. became the world’s largest producer of crude oil

• The U.S. is now a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957

• Allowed drug imports from Canada

• White House VA Hotline to help veterans

• Federal employees/military pay increased by 3.1%, the largest

• Small businesses are allowed to group when buying insurance

• Increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

• The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8%

• Poverty rates for African-Americans are at an all-time low

• Arrested 1,588 criminals associated with human trafficking

• Arab country pact with Israel in 25 years (UAE)

• NATO allies increased their defense spending

• Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

• New trade deal with Mexico and Canada negotiated first

• U.S. stock market hit all-time record highs

• Over a dozen U.S. hostages freed

• Made historic official visits to China and North Korea

• 8,764 communities across the country are designated as Opportunity Zones

• Right-To-Try allows terminally ill patients to try the experimental treatment

• $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic

Tom Nelson