In a recent letter to the editor, the writer implied that our votes in Eastern Washington don’t count because everything is controlled by those on the I-5 corridor.
Let’s examine that premise.
In 2012, Rob McKenna lost by about 94,000 votes — about 174,000 Republicans did not vote.
The Democrats won a U.S. Senate seat by 2,229 votes, and enough Republican voters in Benton County alone would have changed the outcome of that election if they had voted.
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Christine Gregoire was elected governor by 129 votes, and once again there were enough Republican voters in Benton County alone to have changed the outcome had they voted.
A recent poll revealed that about one-third of the respondents would vote for Trump, about one-third for Clinton and about one-third for “none of the above.”
Come on folks, do some research and make up your mind who is going to do our country the most good. I mean for president, congressman, judges, state officers. Look at the facts, the records and the individuals. Forget about the sound bites and the rhetoric and look at the reality (remember the courts have ruled that it’s OK for candidates to lie to us).
Rick McKinnon, Kennewick