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Why did The Sun wait until early voting had ended to endorse a candidate?

It has become obvious that early voting has become a hit in Maryland. Over 430,000 residents — 11.7 percent of eligible voters — chose to exercise their right to participate is this very important component of the American election process ("Voting resumes at record pace," Nov. 1).

Hopefully, more Marylanders will be encouraged to participate as the kinks in the system are worked out, particularly the need for more early voting centers. I also found it somewhat irksome that The Sun waited until early voting was completed to publish its presidential endorsement.

The endorsement of Barack Obama for president was not the only endorsement made public in a delinquent fashion; other endorsements, on ballot questions and for other offices, were also tardy. With such an intense presidential race and so many hotly contested ballot questions, The Sun would have done much better publishing all its endorsements before early voting began.

Reginald Clark, Randallstown

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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