Gideon for checks and balances

Dear Editor:

The Constitution of the United States divides the federal government into three branches to make sure no individual or group will have too much power. I am appalled that the United States Senate has abdicated its role as the legislative branch. Sen. Susan Collins and her collaborators in the Senate majority have given away their longstanding moral and political principles, including the concept of counterbalancing the branches of government with oversight checks and balances. Instead the checks and balances that matter to them are those in their campaign bank accounts. They aim to win by making it harder for all of us to vote.

Sara Gideon has worked to strengthen Maine’s election process to expand the voices of all the voters. I support her goals as a senator and trust she will fulfill her duties in congress to make Washington work for Mainers.

Dee Seymour

Blue Hill

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