Strait On: To vote or not to vote, that is the question

■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Think you know all about voting? Maybe not. Rumors and myths abound in a plethora of mis-information 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, you might have heard that one vote gave us English instead of German as our national language. Not true. Here’s how that got started and somewhere down the line skewed into an untruth. Actually, in 1776, a request was made by some Virginia Germans to have certain laws issued in German as well as English. The proposal was presented and the

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