This is a perennial question which plagues conservative candidates and ballot initiatives that lose by narrow margins. What if Alaskans had been able to inspire just a few more people to turn out on election day?

There will likely be several very close contests in the upcoming general election – races that may come down to just a handful of votes.

Rather than hope for the best, it would behoove conservatives to take the next few days – especially this weekend – to actively encourage friends and neighbors to vote.

In particular, churches are key to increasing voter turnout. Ask your pastor or priest to set aside a few minutes this Sunday to encourage civic engagement. Then utilize the coffee and donuts time to personally urge fellow congregants and parishioners to cast their ballots.

So many races over the years might have turned out differently if just one extra church was more engaged in urging the faithful to bring their convictions to the ballot box. This is a key weekend, let us not wonder what might have been if we’d only spoken up.

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What if just a few more conservatives had voted?

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

1 Comment

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I remember in 2016 when we had to vote for a president – Killary or President Trump. The line to vote was throughout the building and out on to the front deck. People were out in force to make sure that President Trump was voted in. We need those kinds of lines at all of the polling places next Tuesday, Nov. 8th to overcome the cheating that is already in place.