our thoughts Runoff

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Dur­ing the re­cent pri­mary elec­tion, many of New­ton County’s vot­ers didn’t show up. They paid no con­cern to who would rep­re­sent them and a mi­nor­ity of the county’s vot­ers both­ered to head to­ward the polls.

As a re­sult of their demo­cratic ne­glect, a tiny sliver of New­ton County’s pop­u­la­tion will de­cide, for the whole, our del­e­gates due to the runoff, which started Mon­day.

This is a sad com­men­tary on pro­tect­ing our con­sti­tu­tional right. No won­der the pres­i­dent feels he can rule as a dic­ta­tor might.

Read­ers, we have some im­por­tant elec­tions, please get out to the polls.

In District 4 of the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, in­cum­bent J.C. Hen­der­son faces new­comer Sonya Hunte; you have to be a reg­is­tered Demo­crat to vote for ei­ther one.

In District 112 of the State House, lo­cal res­i­dent Aaron Brooks is tak­ing on Mor­gan County’s Dave Bel­ton, who is en­dorsed by cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tive Doug Holt.

If Brooks loses, New­ton County will not have an elected of­fi­cial rep­re­sent­ing it who ac­tu­ally lives in the county.

You have to be a reg­is­tered Repub­li­can to vote in this race.

In District 10, Jody Hice a ra­dio talk show host and a pas­tor is run­ning against busi­ness­man Mike Collins. You will need to read up on this race be­cause, to tell you the truth, their back­grounds are a bit un­fa­mil­iar to us.

You will have to be a reg­is­tered Repub­li­can to vote in this race.

And fi­nally, for U.S. Se­nate, Con­gress­man Jack Kingston is run­ning against busi­ness­man David Per­due. This has be­come a nasty race, and we are go­ing to hold our nose when we vote in this one. Again, you must be a reg­is­tered Repub­li­can. We urge you to vote. It is so easy now, and it only takes min­utes.

We would love to have you prove us wrong in our thoughts that vot­ers don’t care. The ma­jor­ity still can make a dif­fer­ence.

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