What won’t candiates do for your vote? To the Cottage Grove Journal, Recently, local Republican representatives stated their support for legalizing marijuana despite hesitations. However, keep in …
What won’t candiates do for your vote?
To the Cottage Grove Journal, Recently, local Republican representatives stated their support for legalizing marijuana despite hesitations. However, keep in mind local Republican Representatives have won elections by winning the support of voters who voted for third party candidates who ran under the banner of Legal Marijuana Now and Grassroots: Legalize Cannabis in other races. Therefore, they want to placate those voters. Still, there is another concern in what they will do to keep local Republican activists happy. Many might remember that the local Republican party during the Barack Obama years was filled with far-right activists.
This should be concerning because these activists will likely return to the fold now that Joe Biden is president. Recent polls and actions also are showing very scary statistics among Republican activists.
This includes that sixty percent of Republican activists think there was fraud in the 2020 presidential election, one out of two Republican men are refusing the COVID 19 vaccine, and that Republicans who supported the impeachment of Donald Trump are being chastised.
Granted, there have been similar issues with some Democrats on the left side too and there have been some repercussions for the Democrats because of their actions. However, only one of the Democrats who represents Minnesota state-wide has strong ties to left-wing groups and the center-leftist Joe Biden ended up as the Democratic presidential nominee. Therefore, I think those third party voters who voted Republican recently in state house races should be concerned on what these representatives will do to retain the Republican endorsement.
William Cory Labovitch South Saint Paul