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The Rise of Independent Politicians: Does Senator Kyrsten Sinema Represent A New Era in Politics?

In recent years, there has been a growing trend of independent politicians running for office and winning elections, challenging the traditional two-party system. Here in Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema represents this shift in the political landscape. Elected as a Democrat in 2018, Sinema made headlines when she declared herself a "procedural independent," allowing her to vote against Democrats on certain procedural matters. Sinema's decision reflects the political climate in Arizona, which has seen a surge of Democratic support in recent years, and also her approach to politics as a former moderate Democrat, appealing to voters across the political spectrum.

The 2024 election is expected to be a crucial one for the future of American politics, and Arizona is expected to play a key role as a swing state. The election will feature a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, with both sides vying for the crucial votes of Arizona's independent voters. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Sinema will be facing a challenge from her former Democratic colleague, Congressman Ruben Gallego, who represents a safe Democratic district in Arizona.

The Sinema-Gallego race will be closely watched by political observers, offering a glimpse into the future of the Democratic Party in Arizona and the country at large. The rise of independent politicians has injected new energy into American politics, offering a fresh perspective and a commitment to serving the needs of their broader constituents. As the 2024 election approaches, all eyes will be on Arizona, and the outcome of the election will have far-reaching consequences for the country.

Are you ready to be a part of this transformative moment and contribute to safeguarding American democracy? Here are a few actionable steps to help you prepare.

  1. Register to vote: The first step in participating in an election is to make sure you're registered to vote. Be sure to check the registration deadline and make sure you're registered in time to vote in the upcoming election.

  2. Educate yourself: It's important to be an informed voter, so take the time to learn about the candidates and the issues they're running on. You can do this by attending debates (in most cases) and town halls, reading candidate platforms, and researching news articles about the candidates and their positions. Look for reliable sources of information, such as reputable news organizations and nonpartisan voter guides.

  3. Make a plan to vote: Once you're registered and informed, make a plan for how you'll actually vote. Will you vote in person on election day, or will you vote early or by mail? Consider the logistics of getting to your polling place or submitting your ballot and make sure you have a plan in place to ensure your vote is counted. And don't forget to mark important dates on your calendar, such as early voting periods and election day itself.

Good luck and thank you for being an informed voter and patriot!

ML ✌🏾

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