30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 6 Freedom to Vote

November 6, 2012



Ok lovelies; let me first just say this is NOT a political post up for debate. Yes, it’s Election Day, so the timing is fitting, but I in no way want this post to come across in a way that it’s not intended to.

With that said, I am very thankful for the freedom we have in this country. I’m proud to be an American and thankful for the men and women who serve this country.

Today I’m exercising my freedom to vote! Yay! Today I’m using my voice and I’m thankful that I’m able to cast my vote.

Many of us (yes, including me) are sick and tired of the ads, the saturation news, the bickering, debating, and arguing.

Some folks throw up their hands and say, "What's the point? My vote doesn't count anyway!"

It is true that the presidential election will be decided in that strange, ethereal institution known as the Electoral College which is a part of the U. S. Constitution. Many people do not understand the Electoral College, and most people believe that the president is elected by popular vote.

The president will be elected by the Electoral College, but that does not mean your vote doesn't count! It's important that the candidates achieve the highest popular vote possible, even if they lose the election. That sounds strange, but it's true. A number of presidents have gone to the White House with far less than a majority of the popular vote.

Most importantly, our vote counts because we are exercising our right as Americans to participate in the electoral process.


Go to the polls and support your choices. Get involved in the process. Your vote really is important!

xoxo,
Krista
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