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To the editor:
We are nearing the end of the political campaigns that will determine the fundamental direction for the future of our county. Some call this the “silly season.” I call it the most serious of seasons.
Recently, more than one person has informed me Democrats in the area are being told because they are registered Democrats, their only choice is to vote for all Democrat candidates. The implication being that legally, they are not able to vote for Republicans because of their party affiliation.
This is a form of voter suppression to discourage Democrats from voting for the candidates of their choice, especially if they do not support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
The right to cast our vote for the candidates of our choice has been, and must continue to be, a cornerstone of our form of government.
It is true that during the primary election we had in May, Democrats could only vote in the Democrat Party’s primary. That is not true in the upcoming General Election.
Regardless of party affiliation, everyone receives the same ballot and can vote for any candidate of their own choosing.
So yes, local Democrats, you can vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be the leaders to restore America to greatness.
Ocean Isle Beach