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Daily Archives: August 9, 2020

Sunday blog: Politics aside, mail-in voting has merit and potential problems

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I’m not sure what I’ll be doing on Nov. 3, but I know what I won’t be doing.

I’m not voting.

Oh, I’ll vote. But it won’t be on Nov. 3, the day of the general election. I’ll either have voted via absentee ballot (see advanced ballot application here), or I’ll go down to the Sumner County Clerk’s office to advance vote which starts Oct. 14.

There is no way I’m going to the Raymond Frye Complex in COVID-19 2020 during a general election pandemic where every Tom, Dick, and Harriet votes and long packed lines are the norm. Think big gatherings are a problem at the moment? Ask Herman Cain. By the way, if you insist on voting in that room on Nov. 3, wear a mask.

As far as the whole mail-in ballot debate in 2020 is concerned, it is a slam dunk yes for me. As for the long-term? I’ll get back to you on that.

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