Will the courts supplant the vote?

I read with interest the commentary by Jerry Cornfield in the Nov. 15 issue (“Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure”).

Many valid points were raised, but one important issue had gone unquestioned. That is, does our vote really matter?

It appears that the next phase of the election has now begun. Our elected officials in Auburn, Seattle,King County and others say that the courts are the proper place to determine the outcome of I-976. They say that the initiative is not constitutional and was poorly written. If so, how did it manage to appear on the ballot?.

The larger question is, will the majority prevail? Will less and less people vote if the politicians and courts control the outcome? Only time will tell.

– William McCready


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