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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE TUESDAY

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This is to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls Tuesday. Many people won't vote because they don't consider the primaries of great concern. Others won't go because they feel they have no control over who will represent them.

If there is no control, it's because the people have relinquished that control. If the people of this state would study the issues, get to know the candidates and their voting records, then go to the polls, control can once again be put in the hands of the public as a whole and not the few.Bill Clinton was elected by very few people. Only about 20 percent of the eligible voters participated in that election. He received only 40-plus percent of that vote. In real terms, Bill Clinton was elected president by less than 10 percent of the voters. That is pitiful. Now people whine about it day in and day out. They had their chance.

I believe the silent majority must come forward as it did with the gays in the military issue and assert itself at the polls. A good time to start is with the primary elections.

Iain P. Rudd

Springville