Vote Like Your Life Depended On It

Because, you know, it does. Some say that every vote does NOT count, and that is technically true.

After all, a red state voter casting a ballot in a heavily blue state does not affect who gets that state’s electoral votes. Vote by absentee ballot? Hell, they don’t even get read unless the race is very close. And, of course there’s those rejected ballots.

So, why vote? To send a message to the winner. An electoral landslide with a close popular vote tells the winner that they do not necessarily have a mandate to govern without concern given to the minority voters. Oh, and I am not referring to this election nor am I publicly coming out for either Obama or McCain. I just want you to vote and while voting realize the privelege it is to be able to do so.

About Ron Casalotti
I am part of that lucky generation that started out when watching TV meant choosing from three networks, three independents and PBS. Now, I work in new media for businesses and organizations - but these thoughts are my own.

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