Vote: Democracy Is at Risk

The Republican Party has become a danger to our democracy. It no longer promotes conservative views—that what we have or had in the past is preferable to what we could have in the future. It now favors restoration to power of Donald Trump, the most autocratic politician of my long life. It pretends, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that Trump really won the 2020 election and that Biden’s victory is fraudulent.  The GOP is pushing nearly 500 bills in 49 states to suppress the right to vote, arguing that preventing citizens from voting is really cleaning up voting fraud.

President Joe Biden put it very well recently when he talked about the fight for the soul of the nation. It’s time for us all to show up at the polls and protect our democracy.

Fortunately, I vote by mail. So the Maryland State Board of Elections already mailed me my long and complex ballot for the national, state, and local elections. I filled it out and mailed it back immediately. And the board has now informed me by email that my ballot has been received. And it sent me a sticker that I can proudly display:

I urge all to get out and vote. If there’s any question, get ahold of your elections board and be sure you’re registered. This is the most important election of our lives.

So don’t leave anything to chance: get out there and vote!

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