This letter is to encourage everyone to get out and vote.
No, I am not going to try to tell you who to vote for; you have your ideas and I have mine — leave it at that. This is a very important election and we all need to consider the candidates and get out and vote. I don’t mean vote for the party your ancestor voted for. He is not here; think for yourself and vote.
I have heard some say they don’t like either one and won’t vote at all. This kind of thinking wastes your vote; not a good solution. There is also a third party that makes me think back to Ross Perot, who took enough votes from one candidate to ensure the other’s winning.
I would sum it up by saying, look past the mudslinging and pick the candidate who best stands for the things you believe in. Examine his/her track record and vote for the person you believe is best qualified. Again, not how your great-great-great-grandfather voted. He may have been right in 1890 but this is 2016, and we are not living with the same kind of problems.
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Get out and vote.
Charles Lauver, Clearfield