It would only seem fair for Greene County voters to expect their election commissioners to be trustworthy and unbiased. However, a question that needs to be asked is if one belongs to a progressive, Trump hating organization, and publicly boasts of her disdain for our President, can she be trusted with the peoples votes? You be the judge.
Lena Kendrick Dean, a self-proclaimed activist is also a team leader of a nation-wide movement called Indivisible. While every single American has a right to belong to these groups, and to even display grotesque photos of a sitting president, there is an expectation of one who handles elections, and ballots to be above doing so.
Indivisible was founded as an off shoot of former President Barack Obama’s “Organizing for Action” which trains people across the country how to use Saul Alinsky style tactics to go after political opponents. Its founders Ezra Levin, Angel Padilla, and Leah Greenberg, all former democratic congressional staffers created Indivisible immediately after President Trump was elected as a means to resist his agenda and encourage disruption to his policies on all levels.
On the Indivisible website, their sole focus is to “defeat Trump at all costs”. Again, there are many groups looking to defeat, even destroy President Trump as the 2020 election grows near. Is it appropriate though, for one whose duties specifically calls to “secure the freedom and purity of the ballot” be done by someone who boasts about buying F Trump lipstick or even an offer to her to buy a F Trump T-shirt? Should Ms. Dean be trusted to “secure the freedom and purity of the ballot” when her organization calls to “do whatever it takes” to defeat trump?
You don’t have to like President Trump, agree with his policies or vote for him, but can elected or appointed election officials be trusted to maintain the integrity of all peoples votes be trusted when such disdain in apparent?
In todays political climate, the last glimmer of hope we can have is our vote means something, but according to Ms. Dean’s public disdain for the current president, can Greene County residents be assured their vote will count?