OFF THE CUFF: We're still Americans and blessed

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Everyone, I would suppose, has had time to vent concerning the election problems that plagued Benton County voters in the recent election: Long lines, machines that malfunctioned, very few paper ballots available. It’s a shame that Benton County has developed an election reputation. It is not new. The county is often the last, or has been one of the last, in the state to report results. There have often been machine problems, or paper ballot problems and, of course, long lines. When you’re dealing with machines, or paper ballots, or even long lines, there can be frayed nerves, frustrations and more. But, looking at and hearing from reports, I would wager at least one of those frustrations is experienced at polling places throughout the nation. But now I want to take a different tack on the balloting in Gravette earlier this month. I want to compliment the poll workers for their patience, for their thoroughness and especially for the more than 12 hours they performed their frustrating jobs under notthe-best ci


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Opinion, Pages 6 on 11/21/2012

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