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Letter: The Post-Dispatch endorsing a Republican is laughable

Letter: The Post-Dispatch endorsing a Republican is laughable

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In-person absentee voting opens in Missouri

Plexiglass sheets separate St. Louis County Board of Elections workers from voters in St. Ann on the first day of in-person absentee voting in Missouri on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Belly laughs have been scarce this year. Thankfully, the Post-Dispatch came up with a howler with the editorial, “Why we make candidate recommendations for readers” (Sept. 28). The piece, dealing with the newspaper’s political candidate endorsements, featured this line: “Our interest in making candidate recommendations is not to promote one party over another.” I had to lean back and laugh long and loud. It felt good. To save readers’ time, here’s how the Post-Dispatch Editorial Board’s picks will play out in percentage nods to Democrats: for statewide and national offices, it’ll be close to 100%. For county and legislative races, the Democratic choice will be around 90% — got to have that balance, after all.

Joseph C. Elstner • Ballwin

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