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Facts and warm fuzzies 

My wife showed me Michael Latner’s recent opinion piece today (“Lies, damned lies, and The Donald,” Jan. 26). It is awful. Full of actual data, not my valued opinions, (actually not my opinions, but you get the idea). How can I get my warm fuzzy feeling when truth hits me in the face? Then again, the truth isn’t always easy to swallow, is it?

Good article, Michael. Let’s hope that facts keep (oh, I hate to use this term) Trumping dumb opinions.

A comment on SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong’s audit of the ballots. I moved here in 1999, at the age of 58. I registered to vote for the first election after we moved here. Now, 18 years later, I decided to vote by mail. I filled out the paperwork and signed the ballot to mail in. A week ago, I received a note from Mr. Gong’s office that included a copy of my 1999 voter registration signature and my mail-in ballot signature. They were a bit different. My handwriting is a lot less smooth that it was in 1999. I could stretch the comparison, but Mr. Gong’s office asked me to re-register with my current signature. This is a good example of what our county Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong is doing to screen bogus votes. Thank you, Tommy Gong.

Again, facts vs. warm fuzzy beliefs.

-- Don Rogers - Arroyo Grande

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