A few more words on voting

If the turnout of voters in this first week of Early Voting continues to grow, we are in the process of witnessing the largest election turnout ever, both in North Carolina and throughout the country. Another interesting development is the rapid growth of independent voters. As of September 5, the number of voters in NC registered Unaffiliated rose to 2,374,902, a gain of 19,120 in just one month. This seems to be a rather clear indication that voters are looking more at where candidates stand on issues and less at their party affiliation. In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of having on my television show such current office-holders as NC House Representative Chris Humphrey, County Commissioner Chair Linda Rouse Sutton, NC Senator Jim Perry, NC District Court Judge Annette Turik, State Auditor Beth Wood, State Treasurer Dale Folwell and others, and it seemed clear that the main desire among all of them was to make things better for all of us. We might not agree on everything, but that’s OK. It has been said that if two people agree on everything, one of them is probably unnecessary. But we can agree to disagree, and we can do so agreeably. But on the national front there probably never has been more stark differences between two philosophes than there are now, such as on: (1): School Choice, where one side proclaims that parents should have the choice to decide what school their children attend – private, public, Etc., and […]

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