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Letter: GOP leaders try to hijack my vote

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as rivals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), left, listen during the Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times at the University of Miami on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. Credit: AP / Wilfredo Lee

I’m appalled that the GOP dictatorship is conniving to tell me who I should vote for in this upcoming presidential election [“Romney calls Trump a danger to nation,” News, March 4].

There is Sen. Ted Cruz, whose staff tweeted, falsely, that Ben Carson had dropped out during the Iowa Republican primary, and Sen. Marco Rubio telling his people to vote for Gov. John Kasch in the Ohio primary. Now the GOP powers that be are talking about who the candidate should be, as though a voter’s vote doesn’t matter.

If they do not unite and back the candidate with the most delegates, without trying to sabotage the leading candidate, whoever it becomes, then I will vote and register as an Independent. I refuse to let anyone tell me who I must vote for in any election.

As for Republican establishment or outsiders causing confrontations at any candidates’ rallies, why doesn’t the news media report who these protesters are, what they do for a living and who is paying them to protest? The public deserves to know.

Dolores Nerlino, Nesconset

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