Sometimes, we come right up against a deadline and we realize we’re unprepared. It might be tempting, in that moment, to just give it a miss. To drop the ball. To call in sick and hide under the covers.
For those of you in the United States, you can’t do that today. Find out where your polling place is and go vote.
From Reddit yesterday:
It’s not coincidental that the people who believe that voting matters consistently succeed in the elections.
Get out and vote; make sure your voice is heard; inform yourself and cast a friggin’ ballot.
For the first time in a long time, a candidate I supported has won. To be honest, though, I would have been pretty happy with either candidate, and I was pleased to see some of the 2000 era John McCain in his concession speech tonight. I am hopeful for a bright future in this country, I anticipate an increase in multilateralism and improvements in international relations, and I’m excited to look forward to what we might expect.
I’m proud to have voted for Obama today, but I’m even more proud that I voted and that voter turnout was so high. I don’t care who you voted for, I’m just proud that you voted. Thank you for exercising your responsibility as a citizen of the United States of America, and for contributing to our democracy.
It’s time for bed, but I have a feeling I’m going to have trouble getting to sleep tonight. What a monumental, historic, and exciting occasion 😀
We’re watching CNN at FnC while Brian talks (he was willing to have it running silently in the background so people would come instead of staying home), and it’s been really funny to see the results popping up.
Iowa has been projected for Obama with 0% of precincts reporting. It’s absurd. But to help balance that, Utah has been called for McCain… also with 0% of precincts reporting.
Even better are places like New Mexico, which has been declared for Obama despite the fact that only 6% of precints have reported in and McCain is currently beating Obama by 2 to 1.
We know how horribly inaccurate exit polls are, so why do they keep reporting on them?