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Your Vote Always Is Important
By Joe O’Donnell
It is important to realize that an election is about more than just electing a specific individual to a position. Even if the person for whom you have voted is not elected, your vote shows you stand for the principles that person espoused. Whenever the issues they supported come up for debate, the number of people who supported them will show what support these positions have in the public.
This will give a basis for factual support for the position espoused by the losing candidate in any debate or discussion of the issues subsequent to the election. Lawmakers will know by the election results how many people support a particular point of view. Make your voice heard!
Many elections also have referendums on important issues such as medical coverage for the poor, appropriation of funds for community projects, funding of police and more. Remember that, often, you are not only voting for a particular candidate, but also voting on referendums. Many elections have issues specific to your community. This is your opportunity to be heard and have input on what is happening where you live.
The coronavirus has affected the Postal Service to a great extent. Financial assistance is needed; the current administration is not addressing this need in a responsible manner. Now is your opportunity to vote out persons who are not willing to provide the Postal Service with the assistance it needs.
Voting for persons who support necessary assistance for the Postal Service may not ensure their election. However, remember that, even if they are not elected, your vote for them will show lawmakers that adequate funding for the Postal Service has public support.
Most importantly, our democratic system of voting to elect candidates for public office represents the peaceful transfer of political power. There are many areas in the world that do not enjoy this process. It is important to do your civic duty and continue this process of peaceful transfer of power.
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