Don’t let Donald Trump take away my vote

Donald Trump, how dare you try to remove my vote from the process.

How dare you attempt to silence me and my family. You filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop the count so you can win. One of the votes you wanted to take away was mine. I did not vote on election day. I chose to do early voting.

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It was within my rights to do so. I have been a registered voter for decades and take my responsibility seriously. My vote should not count less because I decided to vote early. It should not count less because I did not vote for you.

You claim that your people did not have access to some ballots that were opened. I know somebody who is working where our ballots are counted and they say your people have been on their case since 7 in the morning.

A Trump person hovered over them when each envelope was opened. I still don’t know why my vote was one of the last to be counted even though it was one of the first to be turned in to the clerk’s office.

In fairness to you, your people claim you just want to root out the bad ballots. I don’t trust you because you are a win at all cost guy. My fear is my ballot might become a casualty.

I believe in the process. I believed in it four years ago when you won and I believe in the process whether a president is elected that I like or despise. At this point I still do not know who will be our next president. If it is you, then I will accept it. If it is Joe Biden then so be it.

I vote in every election, something that was passed down to me by my great grandfather, Daddy Floyd. He grew used to voter suppression and voter intimidation. He walked past Klan members to vote. He knew blacks who were beaten or killed because they wanted to vote.

I made a vow over treats of animal crackers to vote in every election both big and small. I kept my promise to my grandfather.

Now I beg of you. I beg the courts. Do not take away my vote. It means the world to me.

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Published by terryfoster8

I am a 58 year old retired sports journalist, husband and father of two living outside of Detroit in search of his next big adventure in life.

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