my buddy frederick lives not too far from me- roughly 45 minutes or so depending on traffic :) his congress critter is in a tight race with an unknown and we have all agonized over the close races- like this one and the one currently being waged in minnesota.
we shouldn't have to bite our nails and worry if our votes are going to count. doesn't that make everyone get angry? the rethugs spout so often about patriotism and love of country but they fought- and have been successfully fighting- a war against american democracy right here on our very soil for years. voter intimidation, voter suppression, voter purging, vote rigging, misinformation, etc. and we see it and carp about it every election season- and then forget about it until next election season and hope that the foxes in charge of the hen house will sweep up and take care of things.
we must act. we must become the virus inside of the corrupt system. we, the people, should be taking care of our own house- or we will find that we don't have one to worry about anymore.
"Growing up in Mississippi and North Carolina in the late 1950s and early 1960s, I have vivid memories of African-Americans hoping to participate in their first election being turned away at the polls, denied their most basic right to vote.
Little did I know that near fifty years later, in 2008, my daughter would similarly be prevented from voting."