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Count money, not votes

It is election time again, and almost every day you can read how much money each candidate for office has been given or promised. I would like to suggest that we do away with voting and give the job to the person who collects the most money.

That would do away with the cost of the mailings that are sent out, phone calls at dinner time, TV and newspaper ads and signs all over the city that stay there for three months after the election. And it would save the state and city a lot of money by not having to mail out and then count the ballots.

Since the Citizens United ruling, big corporations are running America, not the common folk that vote.

So, on Election Day, have the people who are running for office report how much money they have received, and the person with the most money wins. It just might work.

Donald Brown



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