Why voting matters


Election day in the US is on November 6 this year. Although many places allow early voting and voting by mail, I like to do it in person. Writer and comedian Demi Adejuyigbe explains how to vote and why it is important to do so, despite all the well-known problems with democracy in the US. The greatest fear of the oligarchy is if large numbers of people vote, which is why voter suppression efforts are so commonplace in the US. The wealthy and powerful control pretty much everything and voting is really the only time when ordinary people get to exercise any power at all. For that reason alone, it is important to not squander that opportunity.

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  1. Trickster Goddess says

    It was civic election day across British Columbia last Saturday. Some interesting results:

    – In one town the vote for mayor ended in a tie. If it remains tied after a judicial review, they will toss a coin to determine the winner.

    – In another town the mayor won by just 2 votes.

    – A former Somali refugee was able to vote for the first time in his life, and also won a seat on Victoria city council.

    – In a suburb of Victoria a 19-year-old was elected to council.

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