Early voting for the 2012 general election has already started, and I intend to partake as soon as I receive my voting packet in the mail. I'm a big believer in voting, and I'm also a believer in discounting complaints from nonvoters who complain about politics.
Below (you can click on the image to enlarge, or view it on page four of the digital version of the entire magazine) is my editorial from the October/November 2012 issue of The Commonwealth, the members' magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California.
Naturally, one would guess that I'd prefer to have people vote only if they agreed with me on candidates and issues. But in reality, I want every eligible person to vote. Those who vote for different candidates might be making the wrong decision, but at least I'll give them credit for voting their consciences and not just being post-election whiners.
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