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Letter of the Day: Unpatriotic electorate

<b>Unpatriotic electorate</b>

EDITOR: In many countries, voting is severely threatened. In fact, people are fighting and dying for the right to cast ballots in free and untainted elections. Several states in our own country have enacted laws that make it more difficult for citizens to exercise this right, resulting in lines lasting for hours.

Our forefathers gave up their lives to make certain we could be active participants in our government — deciding who would represent us and how major issues affecting us all would be decided. Yet here in Sonoma County, where it is easier to vote than to go to the market to buy a quart of milk, fully 70 percent of those registered simply couldn't be bothered to do so. If that isn't unpatriotic, I don't know what is.

PATRICIA F. CLOTHIER

Santa Rosa


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