I am furious! After carefully studying each of the presidential candidate's opinions on the major issues, I had decided to cast my vote in the primary election for Barack Obama. However, this morning I learned that won't be possible because several years ago I was coerced into registering with the Republican Party in order to vote in one of its primaries. What I didn't know is that the national Democratic Party will not allow registered Republicans (even unwilling ones) to vote in the presidential primary. I have been robbed of my vote! Instead of going to the polls, I am heading to the county clerk's office to remove my Republican affiliation and restore my independence!

Kristina Holladay