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Voting system broken

As a very serious and longtime Republican member of the silent majority, things have got to change. For decades we have been voting for the lesser of two evils for president. But, really, Clinton vs. Trump.

There is no lesser in that pair.

This system is as broken as Congress. The two major parties need to go to their respective conventions, throw out the results and appoint as candidates representatives who will not shame the American people. I suggest the candidates be Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. We could then have presidential debates on issues and concerns not tainted by all this garbage that has been going on. If that creates a third party run by Clinton, Trump or Michael Bloomberg, let it happen.

I really don’t like the idea of President Obama appointing the Scalia replacement. However, I dislike more the hypocrisy of the Republicans opposing him doing his duty. Congress should stop worrying about the executive branch doing its job and start doing their own job.

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to go, let this happen.

Terry Coleman

Colville


 

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