Kudos to those who votedTuesday, for the 57th time, Americans voted for the presidency of the United States. For the 31st time the voters of Jamestown participated in that process.
Tuesday, for the 57th time, Americans voted for the presidency of the United States. For the 31st time the voters of Jamestown participated in that process.
Voters went to the polls and cast their ballots to determine the leadership of the country, state and county. Whether you supported Republicans, Democrats or made other choices we applaud you for taking time to vote. That trip to the polls is what makes democracy work.
Many people have become tired of some parts of what has become the normal election process. The votes are barely tallied when the campaigning for the next election seems to begin. Negative advertising seems to make the process not about who should lead but about who is not fit to lead. Millions of dollars are spent on campaigns not to elevate the discourse on the challenges we face but seemingly simply to blast away at those who disagree.
Still, despite those concerns, millions of Americans and about 9,600 Stutsman County residents voted Tuesday. The turnout nearly matched the record of 10,200 in 2004.
Voters took time from busy schedules to make their voice heard by making a simple mark on a piece of paper. It is the most powerful statement the public can make.
We realize today some are celebrating the bright future of this country while others are moaning the ultimate demise of civilization.
But no matter which party or candidate won, it is democracy that prevailed. And you the voter made that happen.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)