You are here

Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t

Lula Hill at the hotel she owns in Madison, W.Va. She said she has grown disillusioned with politicians and no longer votes.Credit: Maddie McGarvey for the New York (NY) Times

  • “I just got to the point, I said, ‘I’m not going do it anymore,’” said Ms. Hill, sitting on a couch in the lobby of the hotel she owns and runs, the Hotel Madison, 30 miles south of Charleston. “I just can’t vote for any of them in good conscience.”
  • Related: Will we ever have another fair election?

Sabrina Tavernise, the New York (NY) Times Journalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button to make a contribution and support our work.

Oct. 3, 2018 | Lula Hill voted in just about every election once she became old enough in 1952. Her coal mining family of registered Democrats believed that elections were like church services: You didn’t skip them.

But over time, her sense of civic obligation faded. Mines started laying people off. Opioids started poisoning her neighbors. As her town lost its vigor, Ms. Hill watched as smiling politicians kept making promises and, in her view, growing richer. By the late 1990s, when political leaders — Democrat or Republican — talked about the greater good, she no longer believed them. Tavernise

Read more …


Related: we ever have another fair election? Mike Phelan, Progress America

  • We need a Congress that fights voter suppression, stops the corporate takeover of our democracy and makes sure we all have a voice. Please join us.
  • Related: Planning to Vote in the November Election? Why Most Americans Probably Won’t