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October 7, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Celebrate our democracy

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All U.S. citizens should celebrate the presidential election results. We now have proof that democracy works.

What did we learn? One: Minorities have a vital say in elections. Voter statistics show that the president’s re-election was helped significantly by support of groups such as Hispanic, black and young voters.

Two: Money cannot buy the presidential election. Republicans spent $550 million on ads compared with the Democrats’ $381 million, according to an AP story quoting organizations that track advertising.

Three: The American dream can come true for anyone who works hard, is intelligent and is honest.

As a female, white senior citizen who through the years has adopted most political labels and worked in campaigns from Kennedy vs. Nixon to the 2012 election, I salute my fellow citizens/voters. Let’s join now in demonstrating that the democracy we cherish is alive and well and put aside any anger or disappointment. Support our philosophy of government and Constitution by supporting our president.

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