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Publisher off the mark

I am writing to you regarding David Hohendorf’s column From The Publisher in May about the GOP and elections.

I think he is off the mark in a couple of his statements regarding the stats and the "comment losing the battle over youth votes.”

I have been an election worker for 12 years in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. I believe the reason young voters are coming to the polls is because they are voting on items that directly effect them (abortion and marijuana).

I speak with the voters and most "youth votes" are influenced by their parents or friends when it comes to political issues. Personal issues, however, like abortion and marijuana are their personal choices.

My opinion is the poll results are different depending on which one you believe. Polling companies can report the results to fit their beliefs and the narrative they want to project.

My advice is for everyone, including the "youth,” to become more knowledgeable and educate themselves, then vote accordingly. Ask yourself who is the best candidate that meets my needs and deserves my vote, then go to the polls and express that.

Paula Butler

Bloomfield Hills


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