– Ben Swann, CBS46 Atlanta
Ben Swann of CBS46 news here in Atlanta said this as part of the “Reality Check” segment they run on the newscasts. Here’s the whole segment.
There are those who claim that American politics only work with a two-party system. You have your red choice and your blue choice, and if you don’t like it, tough shit. They’ll tell you sure, there are other candidates who run as Libertarians, Greens, Constitutionalists, and others, but you’d have to be a “damn fool” to vote for them; might as well just stay home if you feel that way about it.
I wouldn’t be surprised if more than half the eligible voters in this country stayed home on election day this year. There’s something wrong with that, isn’t there?
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