Every vote counts
Jul 20, 2012 | 473 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

It saddens me to think that, of all the registered voters in the world, in the country, our state and county, only a small percentage actually go out and vote. Why is that?

Do people realize that it only takes just 10 minutes out of their day and one vote can change the future? Yes, that’s right, just 10 minutes is all it takes.

Look at these facts:

1649 – One vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.

1776 – One vote gave the United States the English language instead of German.

1845 – One vote brought Texas into the Union.

1867 – One vote in the U.S. Senate ratified the purchase of Alaska.

1868 – One vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.

1875 – One vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic.

1923 – One vote gave Adolph Hitler leadership in the Nazi Party.

1960 – John Till, mayor of Rose Creek, Minn., decided to go out of town on business. It was election day... He forgot to vote and lost the election 82 to 81.

So, readers, please remember that your vote counts. And it could mean the difference in the future of our county and our country.

One very concerned citizen,

Jo Ann Masturzo
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