CA weighs in on voting

Carter Hill, Staff Writer

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Voting is a very import part of our country.

It takes a big role in today’s society and can affect us in many different types of ways.

As American citizens everyone over the age of 18 has their own right to vote for whoever they want to vote for.

Mrs. Carolyn Blakemore, Spanish and history teacher at CA, gave her opinion on voting.

When asked why do you think it is important to vote Blakemore said, “ As an American Citizen it is our Constitutional right and obligation to vote and as soon as we give up our Constitutional rights we will lose them.”

Blakemore believes voting is not only a right but a responsibility.

Blakemore was asked, do you think people that don’t vote should be able to complain about the elections?

She replied, “No, if you don’t vote you don’t have a say in what happens.”

In regards to a need to improvements, Blakemore said, “I think that today people are trying to take out some of the scam that goes on in voting these days.”

Despite and perhaps because she is a teacher, Blakemore does not believe anyone under the age of 18 should be able to vote.

“They don’t know enough about what is going on in our lives,” she said. 

Mississippi recently had a run off election for senate.

According to the associated press,

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction.

The runoff was rocked by the video, in which Hyde-Smith said of a supporter, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” A separate video showed her talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult” for them to vote.

The contest caps a campaign season that exposed persistent racial divisions in America — and the willingness of some political candidates to exploit them to win elections. With Hyde-Smith’s victory, Republicans control 53 of the Senate’s 100 seats. The GOP lost control of the House, where Democrats will assume the majority in January.

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CA weighs in on voting