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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 4 2012 4:05 p.m. MDT

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jeanie
orem, UT

Wow - what a foolish, narrow-minded wife. Her husband and marriage should be more important than her political convictions. I suppose her husband was foolish to trust her to help register his vote. What a sad commentary on the quality of this marriage. Agree to disagree that's fine, but if you can't at least respect the differences maybe you made the wrong choice in a spouse.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I diagree with my spouse on many topics, but I think it would be impossible for us to be married if we had opposite political views. We are both passionate in believing strongly in an inspired U.S. Constitution so we aim for candidates that best follow constitutional principles. I cannot see how marriage could work otherwise. Neither of us think that the Republican candiddate for president is as well informed about the U.S. Constitution as he should be, but we see him as far preferable to the present occupier of that office. If we didn't agree on this, I just can't see us together. However, I also think it was unacceptable for the wife to toss his ballot. That is just plain dishonest.

Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

My husband is incredibly conservative, while I consider myself more moderate. We vote independently, and not always for the same candidates. We agree on most sociopolitical issues, but election season is always a strain, purely because my husband gets caught up in the mud-slinging and vitriol-filled "discussions" that permeate the campaigns and the media, and it makes him an angry, bitter person whom, frankly, I don't want to be around.

I'll be so glad when this election is over.

And as a side note, isn't tampering with ballots illegal? I'm not very familiar with voting laws, but shouldn't that wife have faced the legal ramifications of throwing away her husband's vote?

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