Monday, November 03, 2008

Remember to Vote

Keep in mind that you should vote. There was a time when many people I knew said they thought their vote didn't count anyway. "I'm only one vote. What's the dif?" Well, it's a big "dif". If everyone said that, no one would vote. It is you right and your obligation. I don't care who you vote for, or who you support. But the person who goes to the White House will determine the way our future plays out. So please vote.

But I'm getting worried. I'm busy enough as it is, but now I have to stand in line for hours, maybe? Why doesn't Virginia have early voting like other sane states? Is this like the old fashion Poll Tax that prevented poor Blacks from voting back in the day? Now the working poor are forced to take half a day from work in order to vote.

I swear, if I have to wait more than a couple of hours, I'm gonna write to my congressman. I thought Tim Kaine--VA governor--was Obama's buddy? I would have thought that he'd figure out ways to increase the number of polling places and invest in new voting machines, or keep the poll places opened longer--as it is, its 6 AM to 7 PM. I go to sleep aroun 4 or 5 AM anyway; maybe I'll just stay up and be the first one to vote.


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