Jody Vance

Voter Turn Out – by Jody Vance

Dear President Donald J. Trump,

 

Sincere thanks to you today for teaching voters, world-wide, to show up at the polls on Voting Day.  We have watched what can happen to a Nation when one neglects their civil duty.

There have been many years, here in Canada, where voter turn out has been embarrassingly low.  Today, in my home province of British Columbia we are voting, en masse.  Hopefully in numbers rarely seen at polling stations, thanks to you.

Many in line to cast their ballots are doing so for the first time, some in their mid-50’s, and their reason for finally getting up out of the armchair is largely due to what they’ve witnessed you do with the power given by your “base”.  Today, I have personally over-heard many say that they’d “learned from Trump winning” — that they “will never sit idly by again”.  You have created a world ready to be better educated on platforms and facts — ready to do their duty, in the name of protecting our precious democracy.

We all witnessed you lose the popular vote, while taking swing states — we’ve learned the consequences of being lazy on election day.  The world believes, if given the chance for a do-over, you would lose in a landslide thanks to voter turn out likely doubling.

The world now knows, more than perhaps ever before, the value of their ONE VOTE.

Thank you and best regards,

 

Jody Vance

Proud Canadian

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4 Comments

  • Reply Linda May 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Agreed………………same could apply to Brexit!

    Ciao,

    Linda

  • Reply Caroline Bell May 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Excellent comment

  • Reply Rick Silver May 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I did not vote for the first time in years. The day I received my voter card I saw on the news a liberal truck with an anti NDP message on the side following an NDP leader around and parking beside his truck. I was going to vote liberal but when seeing that I tore my card up. Yes it is ok if you not want to vote, you still have a voice contrary to what every local media person says politically correctly on the air

    • Reply Jody Vance May 12, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you for your honesty. I represent “local media” on CKNW and Roundhouse Radio — and can honestly say that I’m not thinking of political correctness when I speak on air. As a woman, I would never “tear up” my voter card. There was a time, not long ago, where women wouldn’t have the right. That’s just me.

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