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If you don’t vote, don’t complain about the outcome
OK, raise your hand and repeat after me: “I, (state your name), do solemnly swear that if I do not vote in the primaries next Tuesday, May 22, I will not criticize those who win. I further pledge that I will not talk about ‘crooked politicians’ and how my vote doesn’t matter. I will accept the fact that I am too apathetic to appreciate what a special privilege it is to participate in free elections; a right denied in other parts of the world. Finally, instead of caring who is representing us in the various levels of government and making laws that can impact our life, I will be watching reruns of ‘MASH’ and eating leftover pizza, so help me You-Know-Who.” Now that we have that crowd out of the way, let’s talk about the upcoming primaries. For the first time in four years, we will be selecting gubernatorial candidates. Chances are good we will have to do it all over again on July 24 because there will likely be runoffs for several races, most especially the governor’s race.

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