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I think we all know what’s happening tomorrow. When it comes to this blog I try to avoid politics, but I will say this:
If you are a US citizen and you have a vote, please, get out there tomorrow and vote, if you haven’t already. Only you, the US people, can really decide the result of the election. Campaigns like those of the Guardian show just how much outsiders would like a vote. You guys are lucky to have that vote, so use it wisely.


  1. Done! Good comments. I live in Washington State, near Seattle, and my partner and I have already voted. We vote via absentee ballot which is a mail in ballot. We sit at our kitchen table 2 week’s before the election and discuss the candidates and issues. A lot of people have already voted this way. In Oregon, all voters use mail in ballots. In Florida, polling stations have been open for 2 weeks.
    The last election’s problems have resulted in many states looking over their laws and making them easier for people to get to the polls. Most people are guessing that voter turn out will be close to an all time high this year, though I’m a bit more pessimistic than that.

  2. No worries, I’ll be there with at least two friends from the dorms. I’ll definately be working on getting as many as I can get to come with me. Most of them already voted absentee, though. 🙂

  3. You goddamn limeys keep tryin’ to interrfere with our ‘lections! 😉

  4. The good news is that all signs seem to indicate a very heavy voter turnout. Polls in my area opened up at 6:30am and my wife was there at 6:15am — and she waited almost 2 hours to vote. I think there will be a record turnout, probably somewhere around 120 million (104 million voted last time).
    We are lucky to have the right to vote. We better make sure we excerise that right.

  5. i voted as early as i could today. early voting was an option in nevada, but i was busy trying to get people to register and/or vote!

  6. I’m hoping for a turnaround, but at this moment, God help us (and the rest of the world). 🙁 🙁 🙁

  7. It’s campaigns like the Guardian’s which almost make me proud to be an American (not something easy to do, especially lately). One neat, if not entirely novel or unique, thing about America is that Americans don’t have to vote if they don’t want to (you just have to read a gabillion “excercise your right to vote and save the world” weblogs :-p and tip-toe around the MoveOn PAC tables and the angry vote-or-die democratic fascists which were out in force this election year – they can be scary if they find out you chose not to vote!)