Don't yell at me! I didn't know there was a deadline!
I am *SO* upset. I have been so excited to vote in this election. I've been watching all the debates, keeping up on the issues- and for the first time in my life, I actually feel marginally informed. I feel so awful that I don't get to vote. So many people fought and died so that I- as an American citizen- could have the opportunity to vote- and even more sacrificed so much more so that I- as a woman- could vote.
I am sick that I don't get to vote. Ugh.
On a lighter topic, there is one movie that is solely responsible for teaching me how our voting system works. I knew years before the other kids about the Electoral College, and that the winner is not necessarily the popular vote.
I learned this from a Disney movie called the One and Only Genuine Original Family Band. It's loosely based on a true story. It's set against the backdrop of the 1888 presidential election between Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison.
The best line from this entire movie is:
"There's a time to stand up and fight for what you believe in. And there's a time to join hands and work together- or all the fighting doesn't mean a thing."
The point is, get out there and vote! And Wednesday, deal with the results, be they your personal preference or not.