Foreigners meddling in our politics

Poynter’s Steve Yelvington points to a move by the British newspaper, The Guardian to involve its readers in our Presidential election. The paper has provided a database of undecided voters in Clark County, Ohio and is making it easy for readers to contact them and let them know how U.S. politics influence those abroad. Called “Operation Clark County,” the paper says it’s to “influence how a very important vote will be cast.” This is, of course, made possible via the Internet, and it’s certainly creative. I think a lot of people are going to be upset by this, but I’m not one of them. Why? Because people are smarter than they’re given credit for being, especially by those who feel a duty to “protect” others from opinions. We don’t need the protection, thank you very much.

Here’s the paper’s statement

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