It seems to me that the caucus system is inherently unfair to those voters who are poor, elderly, disabled or who simply cannot bear being in a loud, noisy environment for hours.
We are not allowed to have a voice in our primary election because we are physically unable to stand up for a prolonged period of time. We’re not allowed to have a voice because we have to work on a Saturday to support our families. We’re not allowed to have a voice because we know who we’re voting for and we don’t want to listen to other people trying to change our minds.
Wanting to learn what a caucus was like, I watched an online video and it made me shudder. I don’t wish to talk about my vote, I just want to cast it, but I’m not allowed to without standing around for hours listening to other people proselytizing. Why don’t Washington state Democrats hold a primary election?
Susan Anderson, Bellingham
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