Did you, my US Readers?
I hope so.
I voted on a number of things this year. For Obama to continue as President, obviously. A few nearly-uncontested other races and a few where it matters. The odd ballot initiative.
My Congress Critter race was made easier for me...my professional interests are increasingly at odds with my usual preferences and luckily I don't have to deal with my recent quandry over voting for a Critter that I think is an idiot anymore. Small favors.
A local election or two were so bad that I had to write in someone else. I don't like to protest vote all that much but it really was called for in this case. My own party's candidate sucked that bad.
Ballot initiative type stuff....to raise $$ support for stuff that should be coming from taxes. Sound familiar? Naturally, this can't happen anymore in these here U-nited States so we're left with this. Stupid ballot initiatives begging one special flower government role after another. Hoping to twang enough heartstrings to push this one over the line to get some funds for an overdue reason. Yeah, I vote for these anyway.
Only two real hold-your-nose votes for me. Social issues, that kind of thing. Biggies, really. So it matters. But the options on each side are suboptimal. Nobody said voting was supposed to be easy though.
If you are a USian and are reading this, make sure you've voted, eh? It all matters, even the easy stuff.