Today is General Election Day in the U.S. There are Internet resources and apps to help voters to find their polling place, and learn about their candidates and ballot initiatives – everything an informed voter needs. In the fair state of New Jersey the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are two state questions and one municipal question on my ballot.
Lately I've been struck by how negative and discouraging some get-out-the-vote campaigns have been, almost as if they were stealth versions of voter suppression efforts calculated to make citizens tamely give up their rights. I say don't buy that noise. On this day there's only one thing that matters if you pay taxes and are eligible to vote, and that's Have you voted?
After all, these guys were willing to invade New Jersey for the privilege.