Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Why should you vote?

You know the drill.

Today is Election Day. Try to stay awake.

Once again we almost surely will prove again today just how much stake we put in this notion of citizenship.

It was just a few months ago when the nation was on fire as the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pushed people to stand in line for hours just so they could cast their votes.

Fast-forward a few months. We've seen a push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the GOP version, the American Health Care Act.

We've had vigorous debate over immigration, and whether the travel bans issued by the president are constitutional. We've held weekly protests at the offices of our congressmen.

So what will happen today?

People will stay away in droves, of course.

Today is the basic building block of our local governments, the off-year municipal primary.

Up for grabs are party nominations for a slew of county positions, as well as your municipal ruling bodies and school boards, as well as three magisterial district judge races.

Leave it Swarthmore borough to provide the tiniest bit of "buzz" in this election. Borough voters will go to the polls to decide whether they want to end their long tradition of being a "dry" town, actually allowing people to buy an alcoholic drink at someplace other than the Inn at Swarthmore, the new hotel built by Swarthmore College.

So why should you vote?

We explain it on our editorial page.

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