You might remember I spent some time in Egypt earlier this year — just after that country’s presidential election. And you might have seen President Trump congratulate the winner, President Abdel El-Sisi, who won with 97 percent of the vote.
That election, of course, was a farce, but 41 percent of Egypt’s voters managed to turn out for the poll.
I bring this up because, in a good year, voter turnout in Missouri’s primary election is 17 to 22 percent — only about half of Egypt’s most recent show of electoral participation.
Think about it. We live in a political system where our vote actually determines an outcome of consequence in selecting candidates to run our government, and only a fraction of eligible citizens show up to make this decision. This makes no sense since the policies and laws that result from these elections affect all of us.
So, please, plan now to show up to your voting place tomorrow, and check out our Ozarks Tonight page on Ozarksfirst.com for important info about where to vote tomorrow, and what the key races and issues are.
Happy voting, and let’s beat Egypt!