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letters | THOUGHTS AS ELECTION DAY NEARS

Can’t wait to cast ballot (and defy the detractors)

I was so excited about voting on Tuesday, but why bother?

First, Jeff Jacoby, in his Oct. 28 op-ed column, says that my vote almost certainly won’t matter, and that it would not be wrong for me to stay home (“Voting is a right, but it’s not a duty”).

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Second, in the same edition, the Uncommon Knowledge feature of the Ideas section reports on a Baylor University study, which concluded that the opinions of the wealthy predict senators’ voting behavior (“Ignoring the poor vote”).

Might as well stay home and watch a situation comedy. NOT!

These two pieces have only intensified my interest in voting. I hope every single registered voter in the United States sprints to the polls on Nov. 6.

Ray Blake

South Weymouth

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