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How will HIllary Clinton choose to sell-out the country if she gets elected? Let's not find out

To The Daily Sun,

No, no, Hillary I will not forget this as you are not telling the truth.

Other secretaries of states had personal email servers. They did do some state department emails on their personal email accounts. But, no Hillary, none had a private server.

Hillary, you said your lawyer erased emails that were not State Department emails and they found hundreds on other people's email accounts that were State Department emails that were classified and higher in the top-secret area. Your lawyer(s) erased "personal email" and did not have the clearance to read top secret emails.

I heard you once — yes I did — that you said not to have it written down. That is how you get caught ... so this is why you had the private server?

I am not a fan of Hillary and that is putting it mildly. Under her tenure of Secretary of State, she was part of the reset button of Russia. And now they have a position in the Middle East which they hadn't for many years. They supported the Iran deal for sales to Iran. Just last week, they bombed one of our airfields. Putin now wants to build Russia to the superpower it once was. Thanks Hillary.

Gadhafi was the leader of Libya. Was he an awful man and leader? You bet. But he was not doing anything to hurt America. Now Libya has a democratic government. But unfortunately it is in exile. The terrorists are in charge and are spreading to neighboring countries. Women's rights are being curtailed. And we lost four Americans and no one went to help them. And to this day, we do not know where the stand-down order was given. Americans were holding on, thinking they would be helped and you went to bed that night. No need for a call at 3 in the morning. You clocked out at 5 p.m. Thank you Hillary.

It sure is a coincidence that Bill got speaking fees from Middle East countries (where women cannot vote, drive a car, get a job, walk in public without a male escort, need four males to attest to a rape and if raped it is the woman's fault and she get the punishment). Countries that are anti-LGBT. The Clinton Foundation failed to disclose some of these donations when Hillary was Secretary of State. Oops, Hillary. I wonder what favors were given for these donations.

Hilary, you claim to be pro-women's rights and yet the Clinton Foundation took hundreds of millions for countries that had awful human rights and women's rights records.

Hillary, you lie and the media lets you get away with it. Ummmm, Debbie Wasserman Shultz is stepping down with the scandal of the DNC staff favoring Hillary over Bernie. You lie to get what you want and people let you get away with it. And what is most disturbing is that you are so good at lying.

What favors did you give foreign countries when you were Secretary of State for donations to Clinton Foundation or Bill Clinton high-fee speeches?

Hillary, how you will you sell lout this country if you are elected president? I hope we don't find out the hard way.

Linda Riley

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Primary voter turnout is not a predictor of general election turnout

To The Daily Sun,

GOP candidate Trump constantly reminds anyone who will listen that he received the most votes of any presidential candidate in the history of primaries. He alludes to the fact that this is a requisite precursor for winning the presidency of the United States.

This constant haranguing and pompous tirade needs to be addressed. Trump keeps repeating the trite phrase that he's received the most GOP votes in a primary. He wants us to believe that this is something to crow about. We need to take a serious look to see if his proclamations are justified. Is he correct on this one? Is there unequivocal empirical data which would validate his claim? Keep in mind that he has a track record of being inconsistent. We know that he has a serious habit of not being able to tell the truth, repeating one lie after another.

According to research conducted by The American Presidency Project*, we have tracked presidential elections from 1828 to 2012, which occurs every four years. In doing this research we found very interesting facts to share with you.

The American Presidency Project has compared the 'Voting Age Population' (heretofore referred to as V.A.P.) to 'Voting Eligible Population' (referred to as V.E.P.) for national presidential elections. The years we will highlight are from 1972 onward with a bit of history for perspective. Some of the following points are direct quotes from the American Presidency Project:

1. Since 1972 there is an inclusion of citizens who have reached the age of 18 years old included in these statistics.

2. "V.A.P. includes those ineligible to vote such as felons. Because of this, V.A.P. figures are lower than if the V.E.P. (Voting Eligible Population) is used as the denominator."

3. "Primary turnout means nothing for the general election."

4. "Voter turnout is an indication of competitiveness of a primary contest; NOT of what will happen in the general election."

5. "History suggests that there is no relationship between primary turnout and the general election outcome."

6. "The party that had a higher turnout in the primary won the national popular vote three times and lost three times."

7. "Looking at the Electoral College outcome the party that had a higher turnout in the primary won four times."

**The last four election cycles show the following for the years major national elections took place. These percentages and turnout are as follows:

1. 2000 - 51.21 percent turnout: 105,405,100

2. 2004 - 56.70 percent turnout: 122,295,345

3. 2008 - 58.23 percent turnout: 131,313,820

4. 2012 - 54.87 percent turnout: 129,085,403

The highest recorded year for turnout was 1876 with an 81.8 percent turnout. The lowest recorded turnout year was 1924 with a 48.9 percent turnout.


*1824-1956-Lyn Ragsdale, Vital Statistics on the Presidency (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998), 132-38

**1960-2012-Compiled by Gerhard Peters data obtained from the Federal Election Commission

**Article Primary Turnout Means Nothing for the General Election, by Harry Enten-2016

Bernadette Loesch


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