Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Get Out And Vote

I voted this morning, and breathed a sigh of relief. This year the campaign for the Presidencey is just way to long. All the ads, the polling, the speeches, and rallies culminate tomorrow as Americans head to the polls to vote in one of the nation's most historic elections.

With 90 percent of the electorate holding the opinion that the country is seriously off track, voters are engaging in the political process as never before. Approximately 153 million Americans are now registered to vote. This is nearly 75% percent of U.S. citizens who are 18 years or older, this is a record.

Record numbers of people are turning out to take advantage of the early voting systems in more than 30 states, and election officials are expecting record turnout overall. Of course high turnout leads to the possibility of massive problems, including long lines, votes not being properly counted, and even deliberate suppression, because despite being a democratic nation for over 200 years, we still have a banana republic voting system.

Conservatives and rightwing wingnuts continue to demagogue the potential of vast voter fraud, although they have virtually no solid evidence to back up their claims.

The possibilities of problems with the voting shouldn't deter anyone from voting. This is an important vote, and possibly a historic vote. Take part, make your voice part of the process.

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