Deliberate legislative obstruction has denied voters our democratic right to vote for the presidential candidate we deem most appropriate, regardless of endorsement by political party machinery or electoral popularity.
In 1982, the Legislature passed a law that denied voters the right to write in a vote for a presidential candidate. But the unacceptability and unrighteousness of both major candidates makes it imperative that we be able to write in a vote this year so as to maintain a clear conscience.
This write-in right is supported by a provision in the state constitution that says all voters should have the equal ability to elect the candidate of their choosing. This can only be carried out if the ballot contains a place for a write-in vote.
South Carolina allows write-in votes for every other local, state and federal office; I am not aware of a logical explanation for that inconsistency. You would think it would be even more imperative to allow write-in votes for the more important positions.
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