Voting without representation

Yesterday’s Potomac primaries called attention to an ongoing injustice in our election system. Residents of Washington D.C. can vote in the primary. They can send delegates to the conventions, but when November comes they will be without a voice. The time has long past when Washington was considered unimportant because it is not a state. Too many people live there now to allow them to be voiceless in our elections. Many of the residents of Washington work for the government, they are closely involved in the political process and want to make their views heard. The League has long supported their right to vote, but the battle is a long one and has not yet been won. No matter which of the presidential candidates eventually wins, any new administration should move to correct this injustice soon.

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