Vote for who?
Apr 20, 2016 | 13719 views | 0 0 comments | 739 739 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

In his latest letter to the editor, Frederick Bedell instructs the reader to get out and vote ("Vote on 4/19", April 4/7).

He then qualifies his thoughts by writing "I will not try to convince anyone on who to vote for, but to just get out and vote. There are those who say my vote doesn't count, but that is just bogus. We live in a Democracy and have a right to say who our leaders should be."

I have a question for Mr. Bedell: do you know who you are voting for? With the media highlighting the way delegates and super-delegates are sliced and diced and having an almost impossible task trying to explain the way it works on both sides of the aisle, I repeat, do you know where your final vote goes?

Hillary Clinton has the support of over 400 "unelected" super-delegates, who are mostly elected officials, party officials and lobbyists supportive of the Democratic Party leadership, and Sanders has just 38. However, they are free to change their minds at any time.

Do you have any idea how many total delegates both candidates have in New York State? Do you know who they are committed to? These delegates swap candidates like I change socks.

Good luck to you Mr. Bedell, because if your candidate wins it could have been strictly due to luck.


Bill Viggiano

Williston Park
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