November 2, 2020

Here We Go



As I publish this, we are one day before Election Day in The United States. Everything that can possibly be said, written, promised, or advertising has occurred. Whatever happens, as the votes are tabulated, will follow.

Speaking just for me, I have my fingers crossed that we won't tear ourselves apart any more than we already have. Democracy is under attack around the world; The United States is just one of several countries that is finding our civility and structure being tested like nothing since the Civil War.

There is no more for me to state at this moment. I will steel myself for whatever is ahead and do what I must with whatever is the result.

We are not likely to know the results by then, but I will be back with a new post on Wednesday. 


12 comments:

  1. If a certain party wins, the first thing I will do is cry! Then, I can figure out the next step.

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    1. I have no idea how I will act or what I will do. I will mourn the loss of what America once was.

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  2. I’m exhausted! It has to be that American is ready for a compassionate educated leader who will help navigate us out of this mess!!!

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    1. Our national dark season must have a conclusion.

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  3. I have never lived in hurricane country but I feel as if I'm currently existing in the calm before the storm. No matter which way the votes go (and I'm hoping and praying they break blue) the election won't be over for a while. I fervently hope the predictions of violence are overblown but I wouldn't put anything past the current occupant of the people's house and his base. Even though we probably won't know the results for sure by then, I hope your next post holds a glimmer of hope.

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    1. So do I. Or, I will avoid politics completely.

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  4. I too am exhausted by the past 4 years of drama and chaos. If we get another 4 years of the same I will mourn the death of the American democracy and American values. To have a president who is encouraging violence and intimidation around our elections sights and candidates is so dangerous! Never thought I'd see places getting boarded up against possible election night riots. But that's where we're at under 45.

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    1. The GOP is already saying they will dispute every vote not counted by the end of election night, even in those states where it is illegal to start counting mail-ins until Nov 3rd. Trump says he will declare victory even if the majority of 95 million early ballots haven't been tabulated.

      The out-in-the-open blatant attempts to disenfranchise tens of millions of voters should drive a stake through the corrupt heart of the Republican Party when all this ends. They have taken lessons from Putin on how to run an "election."

      Winning by cheating isn't winning, but that basic concept is apparently not clear.

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  5. I am grateful to live in a state (albeit RED), that has a governor who called a special session and was able to get legislation passed to allow county clerks to begin counting early ballots beginning 7d prior to today. The results were not to be looked at until today's work begins. I feel bad for PA that is not allowed to begin counting until today. So stressful for everyone!

    I am hopeful, pensive, terrified all at the same time!

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    1. This household is almost too scared to turn on the TV. We expect to see our country at its best (voting) and worst (thugs and thieves attempting to Thwart to people's will. And, we have no expectation that the dictator-in-training will accept anything other than sanctification and holy status.

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  6. We always told our kids that voting is a right, a responsibility and a privilege, and it’s important to take advantage of every opportunity to voice your opinion at local, state and federal levels. While we’ve always believed that, we feel particularly strongly about that now because of an experience we had in Russia.

    Alan and I happened to be in Moscow at the time of the presidential election in March of 2000, finalizing our daughter’s adoption. The day after the election, a Russian citizen employed by our adoption agency said she went home the night before to watch the election results. She said that she was hoping, really hoping, that the candidate running against Putin would win but she knew, they all knew, that victory would go to Putin because the election was fixed to end that way.

    I can’t imagine walking into a voting booth knowing without a doubt that any vote I cast would be useless, and a situation was hopeless. In our country, we’re blessed with the knowledge that, whether or not our favored candidates win, our opinions will count, change is definitely possible and hope will always and safely live on in our hearts.

    The epilogue . . . The one year old we brought home in 2000 is now 21 and voted in a presidential election for the first time this morning. Proudly, too, I might add.

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    1. A proud moment for your family, and the culmination of a lifetime of experiences and hopes.

      Good job, folks.

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