Strait On – To vote or not to vote–that is the question

Creative CommonsIf you think just one vote doesn’t count, think again. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Think you know all about voting? Are you sure about that? I bet you don’t. Rumors and myths abound in a sea of misinformation about American history and, none more prolific and misinforming than the “one vote” cause of either winning or losing elections. It goes way back. For instance, I’m sure you’ve heard that one vote gave us English instead of German as our national language. That’s not true. Here’s how that got started and somewhere down the line, became skewed into an untruth. Actually, in 1776, a request was made by some

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