I used to have hippie-dippie ideas about voting. The politicians were all fools, so why vote?
The office where I worked, however, was next-door to Democratic headquarters. One of the Dems offered me a ride to the polls the first year I was eligible to vote. After that I realized it was my duty.
Did I vote today? Naturally. There are many important issues, but I am concerned mostly about the environment. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported last month that we have only 12 years before environmental damage like global warming is irreversible. That’s 2030, people!
I did not, however, like waking up to see a Google doodle on the computer commanding me to vote. I do not care for computer programs using the imperative mood. It’s an intrusion.
Nonetheless, I made my way to the polls. And I wore my Jesse Jackson for President ’84 button because it seemed as good a way as any to protest conservative Republican politics. Anyway, it is 1984!
I do hope the Democrats are voting today. Let’s get out all our liberal political buttons and wear them!
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Good Luck to us today, Kat! I’m a nervous wreck.
Me, too! I’m going to wait till 10 or so to start looking at the results. Otherwise I’ll be paralyzed for hours!
I actually voted for Jesse Jackson in the 1988 Democratic Primary! I am a liberal but I hate to characterize today as liberal verses conservatives as I think the true conservatives are part of the NeverTrump movement. I have been reading some of thier writings which I find worthwhile.
May the night go well for us.
I’ve never heard of the NeverTrump movement, so can’t weigh in, but I do feel Jackson had an important influence on American culture.
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The Bears get very confused by having to swap their colour allegiance every time a US election comes up. Red and blue mean entirely the opposite over here. Nevertheless, we are all hoping things will go your way.
Yes, it is confusing! Well, a few of my candidates got in but overall it was disappointing. That’s politics.
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I’ve never NOT voted but I used to write messages of protest on my ballot and lately I’ve taken to voting strategically rather than resisting in that way! (But, then, when the strategic vote fails, I feel very sad, and I don’t remember feeling sad when I was writing messages of resistance on my ballot!) Glad things weren’t as terrible as they could have been – from the early morning everyplace I went was broadcasting the news of the polls all day.
Oh, that’s so sweet! I’m not even sure we have write-ins on our ballots anymore. It’s “multiple choice.” My state turned from blue to red a few years ago and I’ve never recovered!