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Voters participating in election process might be in the minority

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1:14 am

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

On early Wednesday morning, many area voters are picking up a copy of The Vandalia Leader and checking out our website or Facebook page to get the latest results on the 2014 elections.
Regardless of what political party you favored on election day, my hope is that you participated in the voting process.
Unfortunately, if you did vote, you might have been in the minority.
During the 2010 elections, only 37.8% of the voting-age population actually voted. That means just 90,682,968 out of 235,809,266 people cast their votes for candidates.
In 2012, just 53.6%of the voting-age population cast their vote. During this election cycle, just 130,234,600 out of 240,926,957 cast their votes.
So many people get upset when they talk about politics.
They talk passionately about one political party over another. Given these numbers, it does make me wonder just how many of these same people didn’t exercise their right to vote.
If they didn’t, then they shouldn’t complain.
Many men and women have died fighting for our country to protect the freedoms we have. One of those being the right to vote.
My hope is more people remember this in the upcoming elections. What an easy way to say thank you to our service men and women when we choose to something as simple as coloring in a few dots for just five minutes of our time.
Prayers Appreciated
I want to take the time to thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts for our oldest child Dylan this week. As of press time, we don’t know what the next obstacle he is facing. What we do know is that his body is in God’s hands and that is where we find our peace. Thank you again for your prayers.