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Letter: Let’s Have Three-Day Elections

To the Editor:

Another presidential election is history. About one half of the eligible voters did not vote. This should be a concern. Why does the event last only 12 hours? I propose that the election take place on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The votes are counted on Sunday and Monday and the results announced on Tuesday.

How many citizens stay home because they can’t or won’t stand in line for hours? Many people won’t stand in line for anything.

It is another mystery why a person can serve only two terms. Bill Clinton, who created a budget surplus, has been unemployed for the past 12 years. Yet U.S. senators can serve forever, and Supreme Court justices sit (or sleep) at work until they die.

We ain’t very smart.

Roger Small

Claremont