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Illinois Woman Uses Coin Flip to Determine Vote

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 4, 2008 5:25PM

Dear Cindy Miller of Washington, Illinois:

Please never do this again. Sure, you had a tough time deciding on who to vote for, but that doesn't mean you HAVE to vote. Part of the right to vote involves the right to abstain if you, as you say, "can't confidently vote for either candidate." A coin flip? REALLY? Look. We get that you had conflicting view points on the candidates, but they're both so...different in their own way, you couldn't choose one over the other? You couldn't give some issues more weights than the other? Okay, fine. But this is just ridonkulous. The opportunity to vote is one of the greatest things we have as Americans and acts like this trivialize it and undermine the struggle that was undertaken to earn and keep that right to vote. Don't reduce that privilege to a joke. This isn't deciding what kind of take-out you want for lunch; this is choosing the leader of the free world.