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Letters: Early voting comes with risks

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Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:30 pm

If you’ve made the mistake of voting early, you’re now locked out of the process.

Didn’t early-vote advocates tell you that?

It isn’t until the end of the race that you get the real dirt on some of these people and issues. By the time Election Day gets here, some candidates are exposed as frauds or idiots, or are indicted, or in prison, or even dead. Lies and little-known land mines in the propositions come to light.

All that “proud” early voters can do then is lament.

Early ballots are useful, because you can study the people and propositions with scorecard in hand. But sending it in ahead of time, as if that’s some badge of honor, is foolhardy and hurts America. You take yourself out of the picture before show time.

The nation is supposed to rise up as one, at once on Election Day, and make decisions.

Acting beforehand compromises sacred principles that have helped make this nation great.

Carry your ballot to a polling place, and cast it in the presence of your fellow citizens on Nov. 2. Don’t vote early.

Alan Korwin, Scottsdale

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