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Why was the voter turnout so low in Buckhannon?

September 3, 2011
The Inter-Mountain


This letter is addressed to the Buckhannon voters that did not vote in the election.

I am on that committee and I, along with about 15 others, worked on this question since January. We worked long and hard, we spent only our own money. When an expense would come up, we paid for it ourselves.

On another note, I am a service connected disabled veteran. I am a volunteer at Mountain State Video Imaging and Channel 3. I made sure all the committee meetings were taped and "aired" at my expense.

I suffered through the Vietnam era and still am, to preserve your right to vote. Quite frankly I too am appalled at your apathy. Do you not care what happens to your city? If you do not care, then why should I?

It seems that only about enough voters cared as there were on the committee, almost. Regardless of where I placed in the last election when I ran for City Council, I was toying with the idea of running again next year, and then we get the lowest voter turnout in as long as I can remember. Quite frankly, you do not deserve me.

I am embarrassed and hurt by your lack of action. People in the Middle East are rebelling for their right to vote. Do the names of George Washington and Patrick Henry mean nothing to you?

Dennis P. Cortes




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