Vote Because It’s the Right Thing to Do

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I’m voting today. You should too. It doesn’t matter that the candidates don’t give me much hope that if elected, they’ll be able to get anything done to improve our world, stop the waste in government or balance our budget. Voting is really about civic duty and doing the right thing. I’ve noticed this morning some bits of wisdom about voting, from people who can say it better than me.

I’ll post a few below. But first you should know what you’re doing before going behind that curtain. In the Governor’s Race, Gov. Beshear is going to win. And I can’t vote for him, because he’s been such a disappointment in office. On the other hand, David Williams is smarter and a better politician, but no one likes him and he’s not going to win. Which leaves Gatewood,who makes for a nice protest vote and will get less than 10 percent of the vote. Tough call.

Jerry Abramson will be your next Lt. Governor. There’s a ton of speculation that there’s a deal in the works, that Beshear will quit or move on and put Jerry in the top spot. I don’t believe that’s true.

I don’t see any upsets in the down-ticket races. Democrats will win auditor, agriculture commissioner, treasurer, secretary of state and attorney general.  expect to see Adam Edelen, Bob Farmer, Todd Hollenbach, Allison Lundergan Grimes and Jack Conway will be celebrating tonight.

The importance of voting, stolen from Facebook updates —

From our own Hall-of-Famer, Billy Reed:

I voted at 6:07 a.m. today. It’s always a solemn experience, almost spiritual, because it reminds me of the high ideals upon which our country was founded — ideals that are still threatened by bigotry and corruption. Please take the time to vote. And let your conscience be your guide.

From John Asher of Churchill Downs

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.” – the late historian, playwright and activist Howard Zinn offered a thought that is worth pondering as you head to the election booth sometime today. It’s a beautiful day to exercise a privilege and opportunity that around the world is desired, envied and a right worth dying for …

Food critic Robin Garr:

Election Day! I’ll vote, as a civic duty, but I wish I could do so with more enthusiasm in Kentucky today.

John Y. Brown III

I believe you can tell how advanced a country is by what its people take for granted. And you can tell the greatness of a country by what its people value.
Don’t forget to vote today. It is our great privilege—and one we only get to celebrate two days a year (3 or every 4 years). So celebrate today!! Vote!

Happy Chandler, preacher and frat bro:

I will be voting today while I still have the privilege to do so. Not certain it will lead to changing anything in KY but I will not be part of the status quo in the Bluegrass. We need some big changes in this state.

Unfortunately, there will be record low turnout. The results should be available and final early.