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Woman who badgered her dying father to vote for Joe Biden demonstrates everything wrong with the federal government

Published in Blog on October 26, 2020 by Convention Of States

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Have you seen this video? It made the rounds on social media this week, and it demonstrates everything wrong with the federal government. 

It shows a woman holding up note cards explaining how she convinced her terminally ill father to vote for Joe Biden.

“My 55-year-old conservative dad has never voted Democrat in his LIFE,” the note cards said. “He’s dying of Aplastic Anemia. We’ve had some intense exchanges about him voting for Trump this year, which has been painful, since we’ll almost certainly lose him in the next few weeks/months.”

“He has six daughters who love him dearly,” the cards continued. “Yesterday, he was so excited to tell me he’d just voted for BIDEN/HARRIS 2020!!!! Because ‘It matters to my girls and my girls matter to me.’ Vote for the guy who respects women! If my VERY Republican dad can… SO. CAN. YOU.”

The video garnered harsh condemnation on Twitter as national figures and private citizens alike pointed out the strangeness of spending a person's dying days talking politics. Journalist Kelly Jane Torrance summarized the majority of the criticism:

Why would a person spend her father's last days convincing him to vote for Joe Biden -- and then make a video bragging about it?

The answer requires an understanding of how powerful the federal government has become. This woman knows how much change a Joe Biden presidency could exact on our country. She knows how powerful the executive branch is, and she believes it's worth it to spend her father's final days badgering him about voting. 

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