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What would you do?

In the last few years of my father's life, his macular degeneration was so advanced he was essentially blind.

So, at election time, we would sit in his living room and I would fill out his ballot for him. In virtually all the local races, he happily went with my recommendations.

But, at least once that I can remember, we supported different candidates in the race for the presidency. This required me, in dealing with my father's ballot, to fill in the little oval next to a candidate I wouldn't have voted for in a million years.

And that's what I did. Acting as my father's proxy, I voted for a candidate I did not respect.

I wasn't really tempted to not abide by my father's wishes. That would not have been right. You get shot at by Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs, you get to vote.

Besides, I knew Western Washington would make sure my candidate got our state's electoral votes.

But what would I have done this year if my dad was still alive and wanting to vote for a candidate I detest?

What would you do?



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