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Super Tuesday

2/28/2020, 6 a.m.
We urge our readers to turn out to vote on Tuesday, March 3.

We urge our readers to turn out to vote on Tuesday, March 3.

That’s Super Tuesday, when voters in Virginia and 13 other states will cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary election.

Voting in this election will guide Virginia’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention on who should become the Democratic nominee to run for president in November.

The last two televised presidential debates have been bruisers, with Democratic contenders beating each other up over a variety of consequential and not-so-consequential issues.

We believe the candidates — and most importantly, the voters — should keep their eyes on the prize: To defeat President Trump in November.

Voters must put an end to his reign of lunacy that has jeopardized our national security and our very democracy as this Republican continues to place his personal interests over those of the nation. He continues to lie on any range of subjects, to cozy up to Russian President Vladimir Putin and to ignore U.S. intelligence warnings of Russian interference in the 2020 presidential elections like they did in the 2016 election to help President Trump get into office.

President Trump’s policies and practices have put children into cages on the U.S. border; pardoned or exonerated numerous corrupt politicians and business people federally convicted of fraud and/or bribery; cut taxes to help the super rich become even more wealthy, while pushing policy changes that will cut people from food stamps, health care programs, including Medicare and Obamacare, and other social safety net programs; rolled back environmental protections while opening unspoiled areas to oil interests for drilling; packed the nation’s federal courts with conservatives ready to reverse the legal progress of the last 50 years on issues like a woman’s right to choose an abortion; and created the potential for further damaging communities of color by exacerbating the school-to-prison pipeline.

We ask Virginia voters to go to the polls and choose the Democratic candidate who they believe will put the brakes on President Trump and set this nation back on a correct and more normal course.

It is imperative that we un-Trump America.

For those who cannot get to the polls on Tuesday, this Saturday, Feb. 29, is the last day for in-person absentee voting.

For Richmond residents, the city Voter Registrar’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, 900 E. Broad St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for people to cast ballots. Officials ask that the public use the 9th Street entrance.

In Henrico, registered voters can cast ballots at two locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday — the Dabbs House Government Complex in the East End at 3830 E. Nine Mile Road, and in the West End at the Henrico Government Complex at 4305 E. Parham Road.

In Chesterfield, voters can cast ballots at the Chesterfield Voter Registrar’s Office at 9848 Lori Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Hanover County Voter Registrar’s Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for in-person absentee voting. The office is located in the Wickham Building near the courthouse at 7497 County Complex Road.