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Greydon Williams

News Reporter and Columnist

Important to get out and vote

Saturday, November 3, 2018

We are in the homestretch now, ladies and gentlemen, and I sincerely hope that all of you are stepping up to the plate.

This is it.

Voting is almost over so if you havenít gotten out to vote yet, I strongly encourage that you grab your state-issued I.D. and head up to the election center.

It is your job as citizens of the United States of America that you go out and do your due diligence.

Voting is your sacred responsibility and it is the most effective way to make your voice heard, other than running for office.

If you are one of the people who have sold their vote to a ďpaid campaign workerĒ hauler then shame on you.

Would you so easily sell other rights granted to you by this nation? This prostitution of votes has got to stop. If you are one of those haulers desperately searching for votes to buy, then you are worse than the ones that are selling their votes.

It isnít hard to find who these people are, dear readers, you just have to follow the money.

I really hope that those in our state government will hold these people accountable for their actions, but considering this is not uncommon for elections around here, I doubt anything will change.

Elections are meant to be decided by the opinion of the majority, not who can spend the most money on people who own SUVs to bring in these voters who care so little about the election they are willing to give their vote for some quick cash.

It makes me sick to my stomach that things like this are going on here.

I donít know what can be done to stop them because it seems like it would require a little bit of cooperation between those who know it is wrong, and yet even those who know it is wrong seem to sometimes practice it anyway.

My only other suggestion is to those who practice this vote selling, whenever these haulers come knocking, go with them and then vote for the opponent of the haulerís candidate.

I hope that the opinion of actual voters is enough to let the peopleís voice be heard in this election, but I fear that it may end up looking like more of the same. If you are a registered voter, get out there and fight against this attack on your rights.

Vote for the candidate that you feel is doing the best job and maybe if the hauler system stops working, our candidates will quit using it.

gwilliams@blythevillecourier.com