Dear Editor,

On informed voters:

In Republican Perspective (The Flume, Dec. 25, 2020), Mr. Peterson seemed perplexed that people were not voting straight-line ballots; how state offices could go for one party yet the presidential votes in that same state for another.

He seems to to have forgotten that voters chose candidates they respect and trust and have confidence in to match their own values and ethics. It is understandable that an informed voter would have that trust and respect for their local candidates, but have lost that respect for Mr. Trump.

One of the advantages of our form of government is that you can still vote for the individual candidate and not for the party. I have “crossed party lines” several times in my life when I feel the other side has the better candidate. I hope all voters would have done the same.

Janis Pixler-Lindsey


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