Did We Lose Our Right To Vote?
February 11, 2016
anyone else out there wondering when did we Californians
lose our right to vote on who represents the two major parties
in a national election.
Here we are the most populace state in the union, and we
only get a chance to decide as the remainder of the flock.
We are not sure who is responsible but watching all the
political drama on T.V. about an election in one of the
smallest states in the union seems to be outrageous. Then
when we hear that after the election several of the candidates
may drop out, we feel disenfranchised.
Who was the one who decided the primary in New Hampshire
would come first? Or, who was the one who decided that the
voters in New Hampshire were the smartest and what they
decided about one candidate or another was good for the
Specially this year with candidates who have Hispanic surnames
— one would think that the state with the largest
number of Latinos would have something to say in which candidate
would be best to represent the party and eventually the
entire United States.
Just look at the issues before the candidates, and see how
such issues are slanted in favor of the region where the
voters come from. If all of California were to vote in a
separate election, the No. 1 issue would have to be the
While it is a national issue too, it is not the major issue
in the New Hampshire campaign.
Never can we recall so many candidates running for one party,
as the number in the Republican party. Does this mean there
is a lot of confusion over what the real issues are in the
We are surprised that someone hasn’t questioned the
legality of some states having primaries which are held
months earlier than primaries in other states. Does this
benefit the state with the earliest primary?
It certainly can’t hurt the television stations which
generate a windfall of political advertising.
Now with the combining of local elections on the same date
as the national elections, one has to wonder about the effect
on the voting public. The local elections, when held on
separate dates from the national elections, were given top
priority in the local media in the past. Now they will be
played on as second fiddle and far less important in the
scheme of things.
Finally, as a California voter, we are frustrated by the
focus of national elections all being on the eastern side
of the United States.
Hey, we have voters out here in California too.
What about us?