When I was a child, I would follow my dad into the voting booth on election day. He would tell me the importance of casting a vote, and that it was our duty to do so.

Often, I would ask Dad who he voted for. “That is my business,” he would say. I grew to understand that statement.
Now, for the first time, I am breaking with that tradition in order to prove a point.

In 2015, I voted for John Bel Edwards for governor of Louisiana. Can you hear the gasp from my fellow Republicans?

I voted for Edwards because he


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