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PAUL A. WEHRLE, San Clemente

I read the recent Letter to the Editor, “Response to Registrar to Conduct Audit” with interest and no surprise. I have been wondering how long it would take for the believers in conspiracies, deep states and followers of fake-news outlets to surface on this page.

If this gentleman had paid attention to the words and actions of our bipartisan voting officials, notably Christopher Krebs, who was the director of the CISA and was appointed by President Trump himself, he would have heard loudly and clearly that there was absolutely no nationwide fraud in this past election.

Yes, a few ballots were deemed erroneous, but this is not fraud. There is no evidence whatsoever that software was, or even could be, programmed to switch votes. Ballots were not accepted past the dates set by different states and were not accepted with unmatched signatures.

Yes, envelopes were discarded, but there are other glaring examples of potential tampering by Republican operatives in North Carolina in 2019 and then from the unofficial “drop boxes” set up by Republicans in California.

In Florida now, dark Republican money funded a non-candidate with the same last name as the incumbent Democrat who lost by 31 votes. This non-person received about 3,000 votes. It is under investigation.

Dead people can vote, as long as their ballot was properly filled out and sealed before they died and mailed in time.

I am not certain how you assume that these minor irregularities only benefit Democrats. Maybe the election commissions should look more closely at those precincts where Trump narrowly won.

This newspaper is hardly representative of “partisan yellow journalism.” I think that the writer of this letter is simply a “sore loser” and looks to quasi-journalism sites to reinforce his unsubstantiated claims and preconceived notions.

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