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By Frank Watson
Freelance Columnist 

Democracy in Peril


December 5, 2019

Initiative 976 establishing $30 car tags was once again supported by a solid majority of our state’s voters. If this were an election between two candidates, the loser would have conceded long ago. Not so with this initiative. This is the third time in less than a decade that the exact question has been brought before the people. Democracy has once again ruled, and it should be a closed issue, but it’s not.

As was the case in previous elections, opponents are asking the courts to overturn the results. There is no doubt about the will of the people. Those who are opposed to Initiative 9...

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