A purple state is a better state
To the Editor:
I’ve been a casual visitor to Highlands for years, becoming more of a seasonal visitor and now contemplating becoming a full-time resident.
I love that North Carolina is a purple state — I remember when most states were. My other state is very much one color, which means that voters of both parties have very little incentive to vote, because it seems your vote doesn’t matter. Honestly, it barely resembles a democracy.
I’m writing to express my appreciation of the recent letter to the editor discussing the importance of electing judges who are impartial, knowledgeable, and experienced, regardless of party affiliation. The list of characteristics and meaningful experience to look for is very insightful. I would also like to remind voters to “follow the money.” Who are the large donors and PACs backing each candidate? Are they hoping to gain something?
I found a very useful website that collects and posts a wide variety of election facts and figures, including campaign finance information, and belonging to the North Carolina State Board of Elections online at NCSBE.gov. As I am learning and familiarizing myself with local and state government and candidates, this site has been very helpful. It’s worth visiting and digging into the trove of information there. I encourage voters to take a look for themselves.
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"I’m writing to express my appreciation of the recent letter to the editor discussing the importance of electing judges who are impartial, knowledgeable, and experienced, regardless of party affiliation."
Alas, those Judges of the left have shown they are more swayed by their personal opinions than the law. As a consequence, the courts have become corrupt and undependable.