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Casting An Informed Ballot

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: Oct 13, 2004

Casting An Informed Ballot

October 13, 2004

You know what worries me most about the coming election, other than the obvious?

It is all of the people who do not have the legal right to vote who will cast ballots.

One party has consistently trolled this group of people for its own benefit.

Can you guess which one it is?

This party consistently votes dead people, illegal immigrants, convicted felons and people in nursing homes who suffer from alzheimers and don't know for whom they are voting.

This party sends in people to steal their votes.

The other thing that bothers me is the appalling ignorance of so many voters.

Politics should not be an occasional subject of attention.

A CATO institute study says most voters don't know enough about the issues and the candidates to cast an informed ballot.

How scary is that?

The CATO study says voter ignorance is double dangerous because it opens the door to manipulation of the public by elite and encourages politicians to make policy errors to win votes from an ill-informed public.

That's something worth pondering.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Casting An Informed Ballot