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     January 28, 2021      #86-28 KDJ

Sore losers, mail-in ballots a combustible


By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — Democracies have little tolerance for sore losers.

I remember decades ago when a candidate for Moline mayor was defeated, I called him on election night. He was angry and his words were slurred. I could hear the clink of glasses in the background.

He said Moline was an awful town and they didn’t deserve him as mayor.

I typed up the quote and sent it over to the city desk. It was spiked. No one wants to hear from a sore loser on election night.

It is never ...

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