TODAY'S PAPER
Scattered Clouds 36° Good Morning
Scattered Clouds 36° Good Morning
OpinionLetters

Letter: Politicians stand in way of democracy

Students vote in the precinct located in the

Students vote in the precinct located in the HUB-Robeson Center on the Penn State University campus in University Park, Pa., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Photo Credit: TNS/ Nabil K. Mark

I agree with Newsday’s editorial “Fix voter laws to ensure rights” [April 21]. The politicians make it extremely difficult for the general population to vote, and this is to ensure that the vote count is low. A low vote count makes it easier for incumbents to remain in power.

It is extremely difficult for new candidates to even get on the ballot.

I believe that many very qualified people who would like to serve their country do not even try because of the obstacles put in their way. We supposedly are a country of free elections, but not really.

Roger Kaufmann, East Northport

Columns