In recent presidential elections, the Commonwealth of Virginia was watched closely by national pollsters as a linchpin vital for a win.
Author: Penny Gross
This is democracy? Voters exercising their precious right and responsibility to vote are called Nazis?
Absentee in-person voting started this week at the 14 satellite voting stations in Fairfax County, including the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, and the Thomas Jefferson Library at 7415 Arlington Blvd. in Falls Church.
The lines remain long, as voters continue to converge on the Fairfax County Government Center to cast absentee ballots in person for the 2020 presidential election.
Constitution Week was observed last week, but it may have been missed in the cacophony of other issues.
Early voting in Fairfax County started strong last week, and gained national media attention for the long lines and, on Saturday, a demonstration by Trump supporters that elicited police intervention.
Number one question these days is “how do I vote?” Not “should I vote” or “who ya gonna vote for,” but “how and where” can I vote?
The sanctity of the ballot is well-established in this country. The security of the ballot also was assumed to be sacrosanct.
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” That seemed to be the message delivered by the Republican National Convention last week.
Last week’s Democratic National Convention proved, perhaps surprisingly, that the political process can be well-served, and well done, without all the hoopla that usually frames the selection of a party’s candidate for the presidency.