I’ll start with a confession: In the 2000 presidential election, I voted for a third-party candidate. Living in Jesse Helms’ North Carolina, this wasn’t a particularly consequential choice, but my vote did put me on the wrong side of history. I wish I could say I cast a vote for the one candidate who could’ve defeated Bush and prevented much of what occurred during that administration, but I can’t. So, in this admittedly small way, I empathize with Trump voters who find themselves in existential crisis this week.

I have heard from people who voted for Trump, either in 2016…

Tommy Perkins

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