Chronicle poll results: Primary election

Last week, in an electronic poll, the Chronicle asked its readers the following question: “Did you vote in the Pennsylvania primary?” Of the 288 people who responded, 91% said yes and 9% said no. Comments were submitted by 75 people. A few follow.

There should be an option for those who do not belong to any political party. If you are not registered as a Democrat or Republican, you cannot vote in the primary.

I voted against a candidate who has negative perceptions about Israel.

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I am deeply disappointed that Steve Irwin lost. I think he would have been a tremendous asset to our area and to the US Congress in general.

Since becoming eligible, I have never missed an election, although I increasingly see it as an empty gesture.

I am angry at AIPAC PAC’s interference in US elections. I’m a proud Democrat and a proud Jew, but that doesn’t mean I support everything done by Israel, or that I think any pro-Israel organization should try to interfere in US domestic affairs.

I’m not one of the big parties as both are corrupt. They do not serve the interests of their constituents, only themselves.

Voting should be a duty for every citizen.

J Street Jews elected another squad member.

If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain or criticize.

We are all stakeholders in our society. We have the responsibility and privilege to vote, and we must make our voice heard.

Haven’t missed a primary or general election since 1978.

I voted by mail because I am a senior and would have personal difficulties.

No matter how small a race seems, every choice matters. We owe it to ourselves to be informed and to make our voices heard by voting. every time

The far right must not be allowed to take over Pennsylvania and the nation. Not now. Never. When good people stay on the sidelines, it can happen. Silence on the extreme right is complicity with them.

Voting is our civic responsibility, especially when we want to make a difference on important issues.

Pennsylvania requires a voter information pamphlet to explain each candidate’s position. I’ve seen this in other states and it’s extremely helpful. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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