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Fewer than 30 percent of registered voters in New York City cast their ballot on Election Day last year. And those that didn’t probably thought they had a good reason.

Maybe it was inconvenient to get out to the polls, or they didn’t know enough about the candidates, or they thought there was too much mud slung during the campaign, or maybe they felt their vote really didn’t matter.

Those all seem to be perfectly reasonable excuses.

But this country was founded with the belief that an informed electorate would keep tabs on those chosen to decide how the country, state, and city are run. When those rules were written, it was with the audacious hope that voters truly cared who represented them. That they would care how tax dollars would be spent. That they would care how we dealt with our neighbors. That they would care if they and others get fair treatment before the law.

The basic civic responsibility embodied by the vote is the bedrock on which this country is built.

It is by no means a perfect system, and it is surely not more perfect. But most reasonable people believe majority rule to be the fairest around. Still, 30 percent is far from the majority.

To up that number, we put together a guide to the elections our readers can vote in on Tuesday. We urge you to give it a read.

And we hope that you’ll do whatever you can in these waning hours before the election to learn about your incumbents and challengers, what they’ve done and what they stand for, and become an informed elector.

Then get past the inconvenience, see through the name calling, and go out make sure your vote is counted.

Thirty percent is not enough.

Make the majority rule.

Posted 8:07 pm, November 5, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Hillary from Prison says:
Vote Dem, a vote for Republikunts is a vote against democracy.
Nov. 5, 2018, 7:55 am
Luis Euseda from Ridgewood says:
Tear down the wall open up the border for the immigrants caravan to Gunter USA . Help immigrants with housing , free food and school , college and medical .
Nov. 5, 2018, 8:52 am
Heather from Brooklyn says:
MAGA vote straight down the Republican line and save the USA
Nov. 5, 2018, 9:20 am
Marty Marxist from Party of Donkeys says:
Voting Democratic is a vote for Linda Sarsour, open borders, higher taxes, sanctuary cities, ms-13, censorship of free speech and alternative thought, Antifa, anti-law enforcement, destruction of our Constitution, guilty until proven innocent.......the list goes on and on. Watch a Trump rally today, he’s an amazing President, for ALL Americans!
Nov. 5, 2018, 9:36 am
Frank from Furter says:
Remember there are three ballot proposals in the hidden back on the ballot...and vote NO on all.
Nov. 5, 2018, 9:37 am
Barry from Kenya says:
It’s really a simple choice, folks. Vote for the party that stands for the flag, putting more money in your pockets, and protects you from rampaging criminals and terrorists, or vote for the party of flag burners, crime, socialists that want to steal your hard earned money, and terrorists. If you are a patriotic American, the choice is easy.
Nov. 5, 2018, 9:57 am
Rise Up from Save the USA says:
The liberal White elite Democrats use the brainwashed minorities and clueless millennials for their globalist agenda. The Dems have begun to realize that all the abortions being pushed on the Bla ck community will deprive them of new voters, hence the open borders agenda and massive illegal immigration. They need new voters to keep them in power. Truly a sick bunch. Just vote them out already!
Nov. 5, 2018, 1:10 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Only a true idiot would vote republican. Remember that. trump is making up lies daily to play the dummies in this country.
Nov. 5, 2018, 1:14 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Only a true idiot can’t even make up their own user name to regurgitate stale talking points, that no one is buying anymore.
Nov. 5, 2018, 1:18 pm
Barack Hussein-al Muslim from Mombasa City says:
You don’t see how successful the country has become under Trump because you don’t work and sit around getting stoned all day waiting for your saviors DiBlasio, Cuomo and Letitia James to throw you some scraps.
Nov. 5, 2018, 2:51 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Make america racist again!
Nov. 5, 2018, 3:47 pm
Homey from Crooklyn says:
What happens when only 30% vote? You get delusional gasbags like DeBlasio, the emptiest suit I've ever seen.
Nov. 5, 2018, 3:50 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
I'm a delusional asssbag!
Nov. 5, 2018, 5:39 pm
Muhammad from Brooklyn says:
Vote republican , it’s all about Jobs Jobs Jobs , I want jobs and paying less taxes
Nov. 5, 2018, 7:01 pm
Kim NG from Brooklyn says:
Vote republican and save the USA
Nov. 5, 2018, 10:15 pm
Bernie Sanders from Bellevue says:
You want jobs and love America? Vote Republican every single time. You want welfare, drug addicts robbing you and Occupy Wall Street flag burners on every corner? Vote for socialists.
Nov. 6, 2018, 11:30 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
If you're not going to vote, then don't complain about the results, because in the end, only those who voted will really matter.
Nov. 6, 2018, 2:04 pm
SCR from Realityville says:
Be wise,vote for the Democratic party candidate,for Washington,DC. The Federal Government. While wherever possible,vote for the Republican party candidate,in Albany. That's New York state government. Also,split the"state Judge's,again,if possible;between Republicans and Democrats. If we're lucky the Democrats will gain control of the"U.S.House,and the Republicans,will be assured control of the"NYS Senate". Divided government,is inheritantly less corrupt,as well as;inheritantly being more efficient.
Nov. 6, 2018, 2:35 pm
Frank from Bay Ridge says:
"Bernie Sanders from Bellevue" & "Gina from Brooklyn" are snippets of how uneducated / gullible trump's base is. These dullards walk among us, remember that.
Nov. 6, 2018, 5:50 pm

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