Posted by Russell Daniels on April 05, 2021 at 9:55 AM
Letters: Party regulars should stop toying with people's right to choose leaders
I am registered as a Republican but voted for John Bel Edwards because I thought he was the best candidate. I voted for Donald Trump twice and hope like heck I never have to vote for him again.
I consider my right to vote for any candidate who qualifies for an election sacred. I think mail-in votes are a perfectly legitimate way for people who are otherwise unable to get to the polls to vote as long as the proper security measures are in place to ensure that voter fraud is prevented. I think U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, represented the views of many of his constituents when he voted to impeach Trump. The idea that we need term limits to prevent the candidate who would otherwise have won an election from running is ludicrous.
Does this sound like free and fair elections? It's a reaction to the fear of losing a fair fight.
If a "party" has a problem winning an election it should consider the cause of the problem might be the candidate or the platform. I assure you the problem is not the people who vote.
Our "leaders" should stop trying to limit our rights and concentrate on representing the needs of the electorate.