By: Peter Panico
March 17, 2020 is shaping up to be a most memorable Ohio primary election or, due to excessive drinking, potentially the most forgettable election! That’s right, I said excessive drinking…
The Ohio Legislature made the decision to hold the Ohio Primary on St. Patrick’s Day. The reason for this maneuver is unclear.
They either wanted to spice up “boring old Election Day” with some drunken voting, or something a little more nefarious with the intention to suppress voter turnout.
Whatever the reason is, I think it’s safe to say, “Cheers” to a very bad decision.
Voter participation is already low enough, why add more fuel to that fire by mixing the two special events? I would assume that most people would much rather kick back and enjoy a carefree celebration such as St. Paddy’s Day instead of voting for politicians who constantly let them down.
Please know that this is not a political attack, this is simply a letter to a leprechaun begging him to save us from voter fraud!
If they want to ensure a great turnout, they are going to have to provide some incentives. My proposal is that every voter be awarded with green beer and corned beef sandwiches, instead of that goofy, “I Voted Today” sticker.
With all these questions and concerns up in the air, we are left with one final question. March 17, 2020, what is going to be at the end of the rainbow? A pot of gold or a box full of ballots. The choice is yours! Will you be voting?!