Today is Election Day here in the US, an event that is no doubt of some interest to all my loyal blog readers, whether in the US or not.
Because of the high interest in the election, my Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine will not be coming out this week–I’ll defer it one week to let the excitement die down a bit.
I hope that all of my loyal blog readers who are eligible to vote will do so. Studies by Sam the Plumber have shown that my loyal blog readers are the most intelligent in the world, so it only makes sense that they should be doing their duty to the state.
It is easy to believe that “my vote doesn’t count, so why bother?” But there is every reason to bother. If I remember the numbers right, this election will be considered high turnout if 64% of the eligible voters actually vote. This means that either of the major candidates could win, simply by getting 100% of his supporters to vote.
I’m relatively new to the State of Washington, but I’ve been told that the last election for governor four years ago was decided by a margin of 133 votes. That’s pretty close! I have heard of elections in the past that were decided by a single vote. You never know when the election will be so close that you could have made a difference.
While I don’t encourage you to “vote early and often,” I do think it makes sense to do your part to make democracy work.
Amy VR says
I voted today!
Andra M. says
Yep, I, too, performed my civic duty.
Kristi Holl says
An excellent reminder to us all, Randy. Either way, this is going to be history in the making.
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I wrote in Sam The Plumber. Gosh, I hope he wins. Anyone who won the Drano King award has to be good.
That governor’s election four years ago was a doozy. I live across the river in the Portland area, but I remember it well. I’d also like to wish you a belated welcome to the Pacific Northwest. It’s a good place for writing!