Folks, I don’t trust the mail system. Over many years, thousands of brave men and women have given their lives fighting to protect our country. Thousands more have been wounded and many more were permanently disfigured.
Their blood was shed unselfishly so we can remain free and enjoy all this country has to offer — and that includes the right to vote.
To honor those who gave their lives so we can be free, I will stand in line for however long it takes to cast my vote in person. It is the least I can do to honor them for what they have done. I will watch as my vote is put into the machine and tabulated.
The brave service men and women will know their service was not in vain, at least for me. I will wear a mask and I will practice social distancing when in line, but I will vote in person.
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