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Letter to the Editor: Lincoln's Vote Totals in Ky

May 15, 2008


To the Editor:


Thank God for the voters in 1860 who saw fit to elect Kentucky native Abraham Lincoln as President!  A liberal in his day, Lincoln undoubtedly did more than any other American to keep our country together during its darkest hour. He also did what our founding fathers should have done in abolishing slavery. Lincoln consistently ranks as our greatest President.


In that election, Lincoln finished miserably in Kentucky, receiving 1,364 votes, less than 1% of all votes cast!  How could 99% of Kentucky’s voters not recognize such a leader?  More importantly, have our voting skills improved in the past 150 years? Well, in 2000 and 2004, we gave our electoral votes to one who steered us into a ditch, (more of a canyon really).


Must we depend on voters elsewhere to make the best choice? Please have the courage and open-mindedness to elect another Illinois Senator during the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Americans true to the Constitution will not consider race. Listen to his message and you’ll hear Lincoln.



Mark Blankenship

309 North 4th Street

Murray KY 42071


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