Friday, October 7, 2022
Oct. 7, 2022

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Letter: Vote to make a difference

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I’ve been hearing a lot of talk that this country is close to losing our democracy. If Democrats, independents, and normal Republicans show up at the polls in record numbers, all this will change.

We rank 30th of 35 developed nations in the world on voter turnout. In the 2016 presidential election only 55 percent of the U.S. showed up to vote because they couldn’t stand Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump won. This led to a 6-3 majority in the Supreme Court, the rescinding of Roe v. Wade, and a rise in white nationalism. It also led to the normalization of conspiracy theories, a disregard for masks and vaccines which led to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths, a “different set of facts,” and finally, an insurrection based on blatant lies that continue to this day.

All this could change if everyone voted in each and every election for every level of government. It happened in Georgia that elected two Democratic senators in 2020 and in Kansas three weeks ago where they defeated an anti-abortion change to their constitution.

Don’t slow progress because you think your vote doesn’t matter. Vote for someone who wants to continue this progress instead of perpetuating the “Big Lie”!

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