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Letter: Move To California, Dan

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene editor, Dave Sheldon of Hayden takes former county clerk Dan English to task for switching sides to vote in the closed GOPrimary:

"For Mr. English (Dan English, pictured) to purport that Republicans want to suppress voter turnout is ridiculous and unfounded! This nation, under God, is afflicted with apathy, and it disgusts me. That is the reason for low voter turnout, on BOTH sides. And like it or not, we basically have a two-party system. Is it the fault of Republicans that you can't come up with a strong Democrat? It's all about numbers; there are simply more Republicans here than Democrats. It's weird, but I have more Democrat friends here in Idaho than I ever dreamed I would even admit to knowing in California. And I believe it's because we respect each other and listen, and yes, avoid some topics that we agree to just disagree on. When I lived in California, with a vast majority of Democrats, my vote was usually a futile exercise in civic responsibility, just as Mr. English feels his is now. I remedied that problem and got the heck out of Dodge!" More here.

Question: The letter writer goes on to say that English should move to California if he wants to elect Democrats. Thoughts?

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