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An educated electorate won't be swayed by crude campaign smears [Letter]

While the majority of the attacks against Hillary Clinton by her opponents are not only mean-spirited but also unsupported by facts, they have ample precedence in the political arena ("Anatomy of a smear," May 14).

From the time candidates decide to run for office, there have been scurrilous attacks by their opponents, questioning everything from their morals to their public and private behavior.

I hope that the discerning voter will be able to separate fact from fiction and make an educated guess at election time. Proper education and endorsements from impartial organizations hopefully will allow the voter to make the proper decision. That is what democracy is all about.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring

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