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Lots Of U.S. Military Veterans Are Wearing Their Uniforms On Election Day

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Jackson Holzer: Here at the Baldwinsville Public Library, lots of U.S. veterans are voting while wearing their military apparel. Korean War vet John Cecil says he does it to show his pride for the country.

Cecil: I wear it most of the time. I’m proud of our military and I’m very grateful I was able to serve in it.

Holzer: Poll Manager Joe Christopher guesses about 40% t of people that showed up were veterans.
He also says ex-military members may wear their uniforms for different reasons.

Christopher: And a lot of time I mean I think it does kinda sway people or they think it tends to sway people.

Holzer: The polls in Baldwinsville are open until 9:00 tonight. Check your voter registration to find your place to vote. I’m Jackson Holzer with democracy in action.

Baldwinsville, N.Y. (DiA)  Many U.S. veterans tend to wear their uniforms on election day.  John Cecil, Korean War veteran,  said he does it to show his pride for the country.

“I wear it most of the time. I’m proud of our military and I’m very grateful I was able to serve in it,” said Cecil.

Joe Christopher, Baldwinsville Public Library Poll Manager, estimated that 40% of voters were ex-military members. Christopher agreed that veterans wear their apparel to show their love for the nation, but he also said it could be to change people’s opinions.

“They want to show their colors. And a lot of times I think it does kind of sway people or they think it tends to sway people a little bit,” said Christopher.

The polls in Baldwinsville close at 9:00 tonight.

Check your voter registration to find your place to vote.

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