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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 20:40 GMT 21:40 UK
Voters' views: Gary Webb
In the run up to the American presidential election we have been asking a panel of voters to share their views on the key issues. Here they give their final opinion before election day.

Jim Hill
Jim Hill:
Sudbury, Mass.

Linda Alston
Linda Alston:
Madison, Wisconsin

Jorge Caspary:
Tallahassee, Florida

Nancy Pew:
Seattle, Washington

Neil Sherman
Neil Sherman:
Germantown, Tenn.

Gary Webb
Gary Webb:
Sacramento, C'fornia

Gary Webb

MEET THE PANEL
Gary Webb
Name: Gary Webb
Age: 48
Lives: Sacramento, California
Works: Writer
Current voting intention: Former non-voter, now Kerry
In 10 words or less:
"Author and responsible anarchist"
When the BBC asked me to be on this voter panel, I had no intention of voting.

I know many BBC Website readers believed I lacked conviction or forfeited my right to an opinion by being a non-voter.

But, as far as I can tell, voting for someone you don't believe in isn't a civic duty.

Rejecting both candidates is the only honest choice in that case.

The main issue for me in this campaign was the war in Iraq, and it wasn't an issue of terrorism.

The issues were all about honesty and how the US conducts itself globally.

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Do I want a president who I believe led us to war through deception and falsehood?

One who shoots first and asks questions later? One who throws people in prison camps and holds them for years? No, never.

George Bush did all of those things, unapologetically, to this nation's everlasting disgrace. That's why I'm voting for John Kerry.


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Gary - I disagree with you about most of your assessments and I'm going to vote for Bush, but I'm glad you are going to vote. Your vote does count. I also want to applaud you for not insulting everybody who disagrees with you.
Quentin, Fredericksburg, Texas

I totally agree with Gary, which is why I have been working very hard to elect John Kerry and why I will vote for him on Tuesday.
Nancy Mortimer O'Brien, Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

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