Friday, October 10, 2008

Your Right to Vote

I realize that posting twice in one day is a sign of neuroses, but I blame this one on other people. I blame it on politicians, voters and fraudsters. Everyone. Plus I got asked in real-life to say something about the issue. So:

Are you registered to vote? Vote manipulation and voter disenfranchisement played a potentially game-changing role in the 2000 and 2004 elections; I'm too lazy to write in depth about it , but an article here summarizes a great many of the details and gives links for further reading if you are so inclined.
Which you should be.
Quick, blogger-friendly info and links can be found here.

Vote. It matters.


yellowdog granny said...

i did something that made me prouder of myself than anything i have done ...i registered margaret and mary my 2 neighbors to vote..neither of them have ever been registered or voted in their lives..mary is in her 50's and margaret is 77...they will vote this year for the first time in their life...makes me so fecking proud..

Sling said...

I just don't know how to respond to people who reason that 'My vote doesn't count',except maybe to point out that it's guaranteed not to count,if you don't cast it..