I’ve been hearing truly depressing things about people not voting because they’re not sure they’ll make the right choice, or that the election does not matter to them, or that their vote doesn’t count.
This is going to be a very close presidential election. There are countless ballot initiatives and local offices on your ballot.
Any choice you make if you have read the ballot and understand the basic arguments, is right.
We all make mistakes, we all choose based on incomplete information. But the only mistake is not voting.
The results of the election will matter to every single American. This election determines how your local taxes are spent, who runs your water board and transit board and town. And this election will determine what the federal government will try to do for the next 2 years. And who will appoint Supreme Court justices.
Every vote counts. The 2000 election was won (maybe) by just over 500 votes. Five hundred votes. Changed the course of history forever.
Don’t say you can’t decide. Don’t declare politics are not your cup of tea. Don’t think it doesn’t matter.
This is your country. People have died for your right to vote. It matters oodles and buckets and tons.
Go. Vote. Now. Or Tuesday. I don’t care when. But vote.