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Registering to Vote

August 26, 2020

Yesterday, I went on the State of Utah website and downloaded the form to register my wife and I to vote in Utah. For the last fifty years, I have lived in Orange County, CA, a Republican stronghold in the middle of a reliably Democratic state. During my time there I felt my vote in the presidential and national elections were wasted, since it was known beforehand which way the state would go, Ironically, now I find myself in a reliably Republican state. Oh, to be a swing voter in a swing state. Still, I like to vote so we filled out the forms and mailed them. On line 6 of the voter registration form was the question of questions: Party Affiliation? Now, I have been a registered Democrat ever since I voted for George McGovern in 1972. However, my politics have changed a lot since then and as often as not in the past 20 years, I have voted for the Republican candidate for president. You see, I am a now a moderate, liberal on social issues and conservative on financial and national defense.

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