Elections ‘not comedic schemes to subvert outcomes with a few dollars’

Dear editor,

Re: Greens will split the vote (Record, April 2).

Dear editor,

Re: Greens will split the vote (Record, April 2).

R. Smith’s letter may be an example of gallows humour from a BC Liberal supporter. But I think gloating in one’s ability to use money to “split the vote” is a form of fear-mongering that celebrates petty abuse of our democracy.

No wonder voter turnout is declining, especially amongst youth, when people are so cynical about exercising our right to vote.

Instead of using insincerely spent money in an attempt to influence our provincial election, why doesn’t R. Smith tell us what’s good about the BC Liberal candidate?

An election is supposed to be about issues, values and vision for where we want our society in the future, not “comedic” schemes to subvert outcomes with “a few dollars.”

I am confident that Comox Valley citizens are serious about weighing their voting options, and do not consider issues like the Raven Coal Mine, climate change or access to education to be laughing matters.

What is a little funny about this is the BC Liberals’ bravado as they “continuously shoot themselves in the foot.”

L. Scott,

Royston

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