I have mixed feelings about begging people to vote

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

As one who has written more than a few obligatory editorials urging the citizenry to do its civic duty and vote in each and every election that comes along, I have to confess to mixed feelings about such admonitions.

Oh, sure, I can understand why campaigners for candidates and causes push people to vote. And I see the political value in these campaigners offering opportunities for folks to register as voters and providing rides to the polls, etc.

But there’s also a condescending side to me that says people who have to be begged to vote probably shouldn’t participate in ...

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