Thomas Wright's characterization of Rep. Jim Matheson's proposal to eliminate the straight-party vote as "self-serving" was disingenuous ("Matheson's self-serving legislation," Opinion, March 10).
Wright noted that "there were over 50,000 GOP straight-ticket votes" in Matheson's close race last November. Apparently, more than 50,000 voters may not have even looked at that congressional race, but were focused on other races. Thus, Matheson's opponent potentially got a "windfall" of tens of thousands of votes just because of her party affiliation.
A straight-party vote for any party is usually a less-educated, less-considered vote. It is a vote for a party, not an informed vote for each individual on the ticket.