ecent letter writer suggested Sen. Elton would have been better off having abstained from casting a vote on the resolution passed by the state Senate regarding ANWR. The reasoning was Sen. Elton has constituents who favor opening ANWR, and therefore his vote didn't accurately reflect their position. Following that line of reasoning, it would seem every senator should have abstained, as no doubt there are some constituents in the other Senate districts who oppose opening ANWR. So I guess the better alternative would have been no resolution at all.
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