Yes, politics can be distasteful; but we ignore it our peril

By registering with a political party, your vote has a bigger impact



August 5, 2022 - 4:17 PM

It's good to see young people, especially, getting politically involved. Their voice can carry more weight, however, if they are registered as a Republican or Democrat. Photo by HEATHER KHALIFA/TNS

Going on the premise that politics are a turnoff because our political parties have too many radical or conservative elements, is hurting the country’s democratic process.

When mainstream voters decide to be unaffiliated with a political party, it allows fewer people to have a greater say especially in primary elections when only those aligned with a political party can vote.

In Tuesday’s primary election, 525 Allen County voters were listed as unaffiliated. 

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