Sometimes you miss the boat–or candidate

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By Carolyn Risner

I keep my politics to myself. I've been voting since I was 18 and have missed only one election during that time. In the course of all those elections, city, state and federal, I have not discussed my vote with anyone.

Years ago when the state of Georgia was pondering a lottery with proceeds aimed at education, my then-husband and I were at odds on how to vote. We discussed the pros and cons right up until the Tuesday we voted.

And you guessed it. We cancelled each other's vote and if he is reading this, it is the first time he knows that for a certainty . . . because I never told him how I was going to vote, or how I did vote. He was the one who volunteered the information which made me reach my own conclusion.

With Tuesday's Primary behind us, I won't say who I voted for, but I will tell you who science said I should have.

I'm on Dish Network and via their interactive TV, you can answer a series of questions and a computer will tell you who shares your ideas on issues like the economy, healthcare, the environment, the war etc.

Prioritizing main issues and then answering 20 questions, I did it and was anxious for the vote to tally.

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