Sunday 19 November 2017

Presidential contest is ripe for protest vote

TWO favourites have been forced out of the presidential race, and with no likelihood that the current incumbent would be allowed a third term, it seems we, as voters, are being denied our preferred choices.

In the US, voters can write on the ballot paper the name of a person they feel should have been in the election. Maybe the Irish voters should do the same, even if there isn't a space for it, as a protest over the treatment of presidential candidates that has forced two good men out of the contest.

Brendan Lynch
Bray, Co Wicklow

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