Monday, March 30, 2015

The Co$t

There's an old saying about cheapskates:  They know the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

Friday's story that the Luzerne County Election Board warns that there might be mistakes in the upcoming primary election because the office doesn't have the bodies to do the job right is stunning.  County Manager Robert Lawton disagrees.  Like most things, the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.

Look, there are some things government just has to do, no matter what the cost.  Public safety is first.  Reliable, responsible and accurate elections are on the short list.   It is the foundation of a democracy.

Somebody had better look at this, and fast.  I hope the story got the attention of the people in Harrisburg.  It should step in for an independent view, and possibly take over the Voter Services office to make sure the election is done right.

It's amazing we're even having this discussion.