OUR TURN: Voting - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

OUR TURN: Voting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Only one week left until Election Day, and many of us will be glad when this one’s over.

However we feel about the candidates and the politicking, it doesn’t change our responsibility to go to the polls in an informed way and make the best decisions we can.

Our democracy demands that of us. Many people have made huge sacrifices to insure the freedom we enjoy today and we can’t take that for granted.

Wednesday night, WAFB is offering another opportunity for voters to inform themselves as Raycom Media is televising a debate featuring the top polling candidates for our open US Senate race.

This race is like a lot of others that have turned ugly as we approach Election Day. The most outrageous advertisement so far is one that links one of the prominent candidates to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who is also a candidate.

It’s this type of inappropriate campaign advertising that increases our cynicism of the political process, but again, we urge you to fight your way through that and cast an informed vote on November 8.
 
That's "Our Turn." Now, it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to yourturn@wafb.com.

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly