I’ve already voted. I made my plan and followed through. I voted on Saturday. In a typical year, that would mean I’m done for the next twelve months. But this is not a typical year.
Even though I’ve cast my vote for Joe Biden, my work (and yours) is not finished until the end of Election Day.
At that point, others may take up the baton, but hopefully the landslide and mandate will express crystal clearly the will of the American people.
As I was working on what this post was going to be eight days before Election Day, and even as I was writing my notes late last night, things happened that need to be brought to light for prospective voters.
The first is the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. This was an illegitimate process to confirm a justice whose beliefs are so far opposite of the American people that that alone should disqualify her. Her lack of litigation experience is a second disqualification. Confirming her eight days before the end of an election after sixty million people have already voted is a despicable act by the Senate GOP and especially the evil*, hypocritical Majority Leader McConnell.
The second big item was a Supreme Court ruling that while ballots in Wisconsin can be postmarked by Election Day, they cannot be counted after Election Day. What this means in the real world is that if you mail your ballot in, it may not be counted. Again, McConnell (evil hypocrite) and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have consistently kept Congress from including voter security monies for the post office and have sabotaged key sorting equipment nationwide. Because of this partisan hackery, please, either vote early or on Election Day in person or hand deliver your absentee ballot to an official ballot box, to your board of elections, or at the polls on Election Day.
To be sure your vote is counted, have a plan. The following are resources to help you from now through Election Day.
Remember – speak to your family and friends about voting. Be prepared to answer any questions. Direct them to the Biden website to read up on his policy proposals and priorities.
Make sure they’re voting.
Offer to drive people to the polls.
Volunteer – it’s not too late to help (see the links below).
*see his debate with Amy McGrath in Kentucky laughing about not bringing covid relief to the floor for a vote.
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What do you do if armed “militias” are at your polling place? Georgetown Law has information for all fifty states.