The 2020 presidential elections are quickly approaching, and I’d chosen to receive my voting ballot via mail. I received mine last week upon returning home from work. To be fair, I was mildly surprised that I’d gotten it so quickly, as I’d assumed it wouldn’t arrive until the week after. But it was a good surprise, to say the least…
Although I’ve since toned down my attitudes and opinions on politics in the past few months, I still remain quite dedicated to doing my part as a U.S. citizen and voting for our upcoming president, whoever it may be. After seeing the mess of the first presidential debate last week and hearing news of Trump testing positive for COVID-19 later that week, I’m seeing that it’s shaping up to be quite the election year. I had one belief of a certain president winning again (*ahem), but after all of this insane news coverage, I’m having second thoughts about it– and it’s actually a good thing!
Besides voting for president, I also did my part in voting for the propositions for my state after reading up on each of them beforehand. I also discussed with some of my coworkers on a few of the propositions, and I believe having these conversations (in a civil and impersonal manner, of course) makes all the difference in gaining insight into how our opinions can really shape the laws in the future to come.
All that’s said and done, I’ve since mailed out my ballot. We’ll have to wait and see the final income in less than a month. And things can change tremendously in a month in the political world, from Trump getting COVID-19 to god knows what. But, what I do know is that I did my job by voting and whether or not the outcome is optimal, at least I know that I tried to make a change as opposed to doing nothing. Voting is the bare minimum that we should all do, and I encourage you to do so as well.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
— The Finicky Cynic
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