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New U.S. Citizen Says Don't Take Voting For Granted

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For newly naturalized immigrants, Kentucky's May 21st primary election marks the first time to vote as a U.S. citizen. 

Steven Thomas came to Kentucky from the United Kingdom on a green card 30 years ago.  He became a citizen in January this year, and said he's looking forward to finally voting in the state and country he calls home.

"Don't waste the privilege," said Thomas. "I mean I've been on the sidelines of politics for too long in the United States and now I can actually make a difference and my vote will count."

Thomas said he's done his homework on Kentucky's political candidates and plans to cast an informed ballot in Tuesday's Kentucky primary.  

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