Dear Editor:
I guess, in Trump’s view, that it's okay to flout regulations if they are put in place by a Democratic governor (see Nevada rally). Talk about being “above the law” plus endangering the health of the people who support him. And in California, in the midst of the worst fires ever, he claims that ”the science is wrong” about climate change, even though California has had its hottest summer,everything is so dry the fires burn more fiercely and spread more rapidly, hundreds of people are losing their homes, and thousands of wild creatures are burnt alive.

Trump is dangerous for encouraging people to regard state regulations as nuisances, thereby turning a blind eye to lawlessness. And he is dangerous for spreading fear and distrust, when we desperately need hope, clarity, and compassion.
Mary Davis

Dear Editor:
With the uncertainty many of us feel about applying for, acquiring, submitting, and having an absentee ballot counted, we are fortunate to have Early Voting starting October 6 through October 31. Here are two options for Sandoval County residents: October 6 - 31: At the Sandoval County Administration Building D, 1500 Idalia Road, Rio Rancho. Mondays - Fridays: 8 am - 5 pm Saturdays: 10 am - 7 p.m. October 17 - 31: At the Corrales Community Center, 4326 Corrales Road. Mondays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you have already applied for or received an absentee ballot and wish to, instead, opt for Early Voting, please check with the County Clerk’s Office if this is permissible: 505-867-7572 (in Bernalillo County: 505-468-1290). I would encourage people to consider making your trip to Early Voting with a friend or two and, in the unlikelihood there are any significant lines, bring a portable fielding chair, sun hat, a beverage and reading material. For a list of all Early Voting options in Sandoval County, go online to: http://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_EarlyVoting_PollingLocations.pdf If you are a resident of Bernalillo County, go online to: http://www.bernco.gov/ clerk/early-voting-locations.aspx BernCo warns: “Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Early Voting Sites are subject to change,” so a call to the Clerk’s Office may be wise.
Mike Baron

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