Jeff Dorris

Deliberations from Dorris

Jeff Dorris is the Editor of the Delta Dunklin Democrat


Real Change

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The debates are over.

We’ve watched the candidates discuss the issues and defend their positions.

We are now in the final stretch of what is arguably the most important election we’ve had in quite awhile.

It was reported that when President Trump left the debate stage, he headed for the plane and stated, “Let’s finish it.”

Let’s get to the vote.

But when the campaigns are over, the signs have disappeared in supporter’s yards, and the work of running our nation begins, where will we be?

Only time will tell.

One thing is for certain.

The real change comes from the people and the power of their vote.

If you want to have your voice heard in the upcoming election, go vote on November 3.

You might be unsure if your vote counts. After all, millions of votes are going to be cast in the general election. Let me assure you, your vote does count.

Remember the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore?

It was close.

Extremely close.

In Florida, as in several other states, the margin of difference was less than 1 percent. Florida was the important one however, because whoever won that state would have enough electoral college votes to win the election.

It came down to a difference of 537 votes.

Your vote matters.

Again, it’s the people who enact real change.

In the future we’ll have new presidents, new mayors, new council members, to chart the direction our country, our states, and our cities take.

But, it will be the men and women of our communities that will ensure that we are vibrant enough and strong enough and committed enough for the long journey ahead.


It matters.

See you out there.

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