If the rich decide elections, it’s due to a lazy electorate
Syndicated columnist Gail Collins seems to feel that because the Supreme Court has allowed larger political donations, the rich now have more leverage in political elections [“Surprise! The rich won one,” Opinion, April 6].
Hey, are any of us forced to base our votes on TV ads, billboards and bumper stickers? Do the Koch Brothers (or any other billionaires) force us to vote for the candidates they support?
Or do all citizens have the opportunity, not to mention the responsibility, to inform themselves regarding all the candidates and issues?
If the rich determine the elections, based on their donations, it is due only to the laziness of the rest of the voting public.
Richard Askren, Seattle
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