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Witcover: Trump's unintended public service is getting out the vote

Witcover: Trump's unintended public service is getting out the vote

Thanks to President Donald Trump, American voters may flock to the polls in record numbers on Nov. 6 for the next congressional midterm elections. He will not be on the ballot in any of the 435 voting districts, but nevertheless a great many Americans will be casting their ballots to express their opinions of him — for or against.

Both major parties have acknowledged that fact. The Democrats hope to wrest control of one or both houses of Congress as a means to slow or halt Mr. Trump's reign at midterm. The Republicans in response seek to keep it on track.

Either way, the outcome may generate life support for a phase of our democratic process that over the years has fallen into...

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