I just wrapped up another active political campaign season. In my line of work I often hear that one vote doesn’t really make a difference. “Why vote?” people ask me. I usually roll out some fairly patriotic response in an effort to guilt them into submission. Since last Thursday’s election I’ve had a lot more to back up my argument for why everyone (who can) should vote.
The main race I was involved in, a State Senate race in Tennessee, had a total of 16,000 people vote. The winning margin was 40 votes. The winner won by only 40 votes! That’s less than 1/10th of 1 percent. In a local race for County School Board the winner won by 1 vote on election night, and had a provisional vote added to his total later making the winning margin only 2 votes!
All politics are local. I maintain that more decisions are made at the state and local level to affect our everyday lives than ever will in Washington DC..
It matters who governs.
Voting is a privilege, don’t waste the opportunity.
Your vote indeed counts….just ask the candidates in the races I mentioned above.