Opinion: Biafore response
- In times of emergency, real leaders emerge on behalf of the people.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, several heroes have already emerged. Today, we think, another stepped forward.
As people at various levels of government and society react to the changes in everyday life brought on by the virus, we applaud State Democrat Chair Belinda Biafore.
All around us, especially on social media, folks have debated the 2020 primary election with respect to the pandemic. Once Governor Jim Justice pushed the primary back a month, some grumbled that he lacked authority to do that.
Since Justice is a Republican, one might have expected Biafore to criticize the governor for political gain.
To her credit, she did not. Today, she showed herself as a true leader and we tip our hat to her. Her primary concern is not politics but the integrity of the election.
“With this change, we need to ensure that no West Virginian’s right to vote is infringed upon,” Biafore said.
“I applaud our County Clerks for their tireless work throughout this process and we will continue to work diligently with them to ensure that the voting process is upheld and it is easy to navigate for West Virginia voters.
“Our number one priority is to uphold the integrity of the voter and ensure that every West Virginian has the chance to exercise their right to vote.
“We will continue to do everything we can, when provided with the information, to get the word out and ensure that everyone has the tools they need to vote. I encourage everyone to keep checking our website at wvdemocrats.com for updates and resources,” she concluded.
No threats; no confrontation; not a discouraging word.
True leaders are not born every day. We are indeed fortunate that the Democrat party in West Virginia has a true friend and leader of the people in charge.