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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day 2014

I probably should have updated this a bit earlier since on the East Coast, the polls close in an hour (nationwide: polls close at 8pm), so for those of y'all that live on the East Coast and haven't gotten out to vote yet: VOTE! Why? As I wrote a while back:

Did you know that every American citizen over the age of 18 has the right to vote? When a citizen votes, the citizen has a chance to voice their opinions on laws that should or should not be passed and who gets elected into public office, as well as having the chance to serve on a Jury of a trial if one is selected. When you vote and voice your opinions, you can feel a sense of pride of being an American citizen. 

Even if you think you're not making a difference, you are making a small difference! Your voice is heard on issues and without your vote, something you might want and what others want, might lose out without your vote. I know their is an animal law being voted in Michigan tonight, in Pennsylvania it's the governor as well as Wisconsin (both PA and WI have hotly contested governors; a lot hate Scott Walker [WI] and Tom Corbit [PA] and want the democrats in: Mary Burke [WI] and Tom Wolf [PA]) and I'm sure so many other issues! I'm excited to hear about the results tomorrow and the changes the winners can bring or what might not come to fruition because it was voted out.

4 comments:

  1. I think it's appalling that the turnout was around 35%. :( In the 2012 election, it was around 60%.

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    1. I agree. I guess people don't realize that every election is important, but I know mom doesn't vote (isn't registered anymore) because she doesn't want to be called for Jury Duty. I guess that's a lot of it too. Sad.

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  2. Most people I've spoken with don't care to vote since they claim inaction is an action. I find this stupid.
    In my mind, that implies only supporters of the opposing parties will turn up.

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    1. I think that's a rather strange assertion. I agree: it's stupid.

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