What have we, as a nation, or a state for that matter, learned from the current political era? If nothing else, it’s that elections have consequences; elections matter; and each vote counts.
While most generic polls in Idaho would tell us that Republicans have a significant lead over their Democratic and Independent party counterparts, there exists a strong possibility that many of these will, in fact, be horse races. The results that we’ll see election night will come down to an educated voting public and ultimately, how many of you actually show up to your polling places that day.
Many of us have become practically immune to reports of government scandals and corruption, as well as the accusations and denials that have become part of every news cycle. Who do you believe? What constitutes “fake news” and what’s “real”? This is something that each and every Idahoan must grapple with as individuals.
Educate yourselves! Read conflicting stories on topics that are important to you and make up your own mind! As voters, it is time for us to contemplate the likely outcome of this election cycle, and the consequences of every race – regardless of what party affiliation you associate yourself with.
This year’s elections are among the most important ones in many years and could be the most consequential for years to come. Learn about your candidates. Educate yourselves on their positions. But most importantly, VOTE!
By: The Idahoan Editorial Staff