Updated Your Opinion: Meaningless primary disenfranchises voters

Dear Editor:

I have voted Republican most of my adult life and will probably continue to do so as I believe in self reliance. I am beginning to wonder regarding some of our GOP lawmakers who have the idea; “we the people” seem not to matter when it comes to our vote. More than once they have either overturned our vote or tried to take it away entirely; present case being the Republican primary. I understand budgeting for this primary is the issue stated, however politicians like to pick people who will follow in their tracks; the caucus is a means of doing just that. Removing our vote is equivalent to taking away the will of the people. It says to those who are not especially involved; “why bother to vote?”

Too much is on the line in the 2012 election not to vote. Election costs are secondary when compared to our right to be counted. It’s time our elected officials follow the will of the people or pay the price at election time. I for one will become an Independent after this election to register my distrust of both parties.

Representatives Schoeller and Dugger need to be encouraging people to vote, not disenfranchising them. I would encourage everyone to call your representatives in Jefferson City and tell them we want our vote to be counted and listened to.

www.mo.gov/representatives & www.mo.gov/senators


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