Voting: An American privilege and right to protect freedom

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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To the Editor:
Our government depends on the average citizen taking part in elections — voting. Historically, the right of the average person to vote is a relatively new concept. It is a privilege of each citizen and should not be taken for granted. It took a lot of sacrifice to get (voting) to be a common right.
When voter turnout is light, unqualified people often get elected. Over the years I have seen this happen. When the voter turnout is low, all a person needs to do to get elected is have all his family and friends come out and vote for him or her. This results in a poorly run government.
Even though we have recently seen fraudulent elections, many corrections have been made. So don’t let the feeling that my vote doesn’t count stop you from voting. This is what the enemies of democracy and freedom want. So vote, don’t let them win.
Have a blessed day and vote.

J. Ronald Winter

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