“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”
That’s according to George Jean Nathan, although I don’t know when or where. It was probably one of his columns in the New York Journal-American.
Much has been written already that this presidential election hinges on voter turnout, such as this article from May. Here’s a more recent link with lots of interesting facts, and it starts and ends with one guy who is not going to vote in the presidential race.
Well, New York state is pretty much locked up for President Obama, most of the polls say. Having been to Wisconsin and Minnesota recently and seen the barrage of ads, believe me, we don’t want to be in a toss-up state.
But New York is shaping up to be a battleground state for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. So look into those races, as well as for at the campaigns in your state Senate and Assembly districts and local municipalities too. There are six weeks to Election Day, Nov. 6, so there is still time to register to vote. At the very least, check out this site to see if you are registered.