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Thinking about some primary matters

I didn’t vote in the March 12 presidential primary.

It’s the first time in years I’ve intentionally not voted. I’ve voted in 56 elections since the general election of 1992, according to my voting record at The site doesn’t show you how you voted, just that you voted.

For comparison, Mrs. Ericson has voted 68 times since 1992. In matters of citizenship, and civility, she is better than I am.

The way Washington’s presidential primary ballot is arranged, if you voted for a Republican or a Democrat (or if you voted “uncommitted” on the Democratic side), then you must check a box on th...


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