To the editor: We are approaching Election Day and I’m not sure that there is not a connection to Halloween. I mean most of the politicians seem to have long since donned their costumes, pretending to be servants of the people would that we only have faith. To gain access to our bag of candy, they offer a form of extortion. Vote for me (“us” when referring to a political party) or else the apocalypse is at hand.

A case in point: the Republicans have elected to focus on crime, complete with graphic videos of at-gunpoint robberies (thank God there are always cameras available, except when conveniently turned off), usually portrayed as perpetrated by people of color.

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