Early voting for the Primary runoff starts Monday next week. Guadalupe County’s elections administrator has announced a series of measures her office will take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 unfortunately she believes is limited by the Secretary of State guidance to suggesting voluntary measures to voters. If a voter doesn’t want to wear a face covering, elections staff can’t require it and that puts both staff and other voters at risk. One good cough or sneeze not covered can spread the virus to anyone in the area by entering through the eye.

While the trend lines for the original COVID-19 hotspots like New York and New Jersey continue downward, the lines for Texas and Florida are going up at about the same rates. Naysayers claim that infection rates are going up due to more testing but that doesn’t account for the increase in the number of infected found per number of people tested or the increasing number of people requiring hospitalization due to the virus.

JC Dufresne is a liberal activist and current member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Senate District 25.

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If you can riot, loot, protest, and demonstrate in person, you can darn sure vote in person. Don't tell me you or any of your friends are too stupid to acquire a photo ID. That does not fly either. Get off your lazy butt and go vote. If you are scared of Covid , stay home and don't vote. Your decision.


I’m somewhat confused by your logic here Mr. Dufresne. You want people to be responsible and vote, but you want me (the daily pummeled taxpayer) to pick up the tab for masks?

Got a plan for you.

1. Election Voting to be held in person As usual.

2. Polling personnel to wear a mask supplied by the county.

3. Voters to bring photo ID and card as usual.

4. Voters to bring their mask and wear them.

Done deal - what’s the big deal?

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