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Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. ~Charles Krauthammer

The first election I was old enough to vote in was the presidential election of 2000. And I didn’t vote. Here it was an election for the history books, with the never-ending recount, and I couldn’t even have a true vested interest because I hadn’t taken the time to get up, to make my opinion count, to exercise my American right. Especially as a woman, when we haven’t always had the right to vote, I owe it to all the women who fought to earn the that right for me today.

So, I’ve never made that mistake of not voting again. Though, full disclosure, I am really bad about voting in the mid-term elections. However, this year, that changes, too. It was nice to walk right in and vote immediately with no wait this morning – presidential elections are always insane, so I wasn’t sure what to expect on a mid-term. (Though, wait or not, I prefer going to the polls than requesting a mail-in ballot. I like the “I voted!” sitcker too much.)

The race for govenor in CO is a good one this year and I’m excited to see how it plays out.

Have you voted yet??

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