Community Comment: Viewers sound off on voter education, ballot proposals & Light up the Season

Posted at 7:23 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 19:23:54-05

WXYZ DETROIT  — Election Day 2020 is now history. The voters have spoken but the emotions and opinions derived from a long and hard-fought campaign season will continue to linger. Our station editorial urging people to be educated voters is a good example.

Patricia Miorelli said:
“I’m not liberal, I’m already educated!”

Tim Irvin asked us this question:
“Will you supply the truth or just your agenda?”

Dawn Vollmer sent in this statement:

“I wouldn’t listen to liberal media.”

Lynn Dybalski wrote:
“What cracks me up are all the comments trashing Channel 7 yet they continue to read (and) comment day after day. Lol!”

Carl Varcie added this comment:
“If you are going to get educated two weeks before the election, maybe you should just stay home.”

Fred Sanford wrote:
“An educated voter would not vote for the duopoly. Republicans = democrats. Democrats = republicans. Now, go vote Red or Blue.”

Our editorial that reminded voters to not forget the down ballot proposals triggered another viewer to urge fellow voters to:

“Vote NO on screwing over gas and oil companies. Vote YES on needing a warrant to look into my electronic devices.”
- David Bazydlo

Amy Baker advised:
“Go to the website that plainly explains what the proposals are. Not that hard.”

And finally, like many other viewers, Paul Cullen is just thankful that Channel 7 and the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Light up the Season at Campus Martius Park will shine brightly this holiday season even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks for writing and watching!

I’m Chuck Stokes, Editorial Director
Broadcast: November 19 - 22, 2020