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I'm thankful N.H. votes the old-fashioned way, with paper ballots

To The Daily Sun,

Something else to think about: I just read a report about voting machine malfunctions in each of the five swing states that went to Trump in the 2016. This just adds to the bizarre circumstances of the election.
A letter from the State Department to NAVO secretary Brett Turner has confirmed some chilling details about the machines that tallied the votes in these states. The letter reads: "We have located 90 entries in the Voting Section's Intake System that discuss or mention concerns about voting machine malfunctions in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin during the November 8, 2016 election."
It then goes on to further explain that the results discovered by the State Department might only be a small portion of the problem. "In addition to the 90 pages regarding voting machine malfunctions, there are at least 527 responsive documents remaining in the system that relate to other types of voting issues reported in the specified states during the November 8, 2016 election that will need to be retrieved and copied." This may raise further suspicions of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agents.
I am thankful that New Hampshire still does things the old-fashioned way — with paper ballots that are clear and easy to mark. It's time to get rid of the voting machine. And time to expand that investigation!

Joyce Weston
Plymouth

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I implore Laconia to rally behind its educators; pay them appropriately

To The Daily Sun,

Citizens of Laconia, I beg you, please don't be so short-sighted. Laconia Schools are in dire need, and I promise you, things can get worse. Laconia has become a stepping-stone, a gateway to a better job, for teachers who can truly make a difference with our children, and if we don't fight to keep them here, we will lose them. The exodus has already begun, and without competitive pay for the region, will continue.

When a prospective homebuyer investigates an area, quality of the school district is paramount. As long as we continue to take our teachers for granted, we will not attract new, young, hard-working individuals to our city to raise their families.

As the father of a second-grade student at Pleasant Street School, I am appalled and terrified at the prospects going forward. I implore the community to rally behind our educators, and understand that in order to foster positive change in our city, we must, at the very least, pay our teachers what they deserve.

Ben DeMark
Laconia

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