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Tuesday, 07.Oct.2003

7:45 - VOTE

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well, if you're in Cali, that is..

Today's the day, folks. Get out there and make your voice heard!

And, for those of you who don't think your personal, individual vote matters, I present an interesting list with evidence to the contrary (and he cites his sources, too!). Some of the more entertaining examples:

1800 - 1 vote in the House of Representatives gives Thomas Jefferson the presidency, becoming our third president, after receiving a tie in the Electoral College. That one vote prevented Aaron Burr, later charged with treason, from becoming President.

1844 - 1 vote elected David Kelso as Indiana State Senator. Kelso had defended a farmer named Freeman Clark obtaining an acquittal for Murder. As Clark lay seriously ill in bed he begged his sons to carry him to the county seat to cast his vote for David Kelso. Freeman Clark died on his way back home.

1850 - 1 vote additional, admitted California to the union.

1911 - 1 vote on average per precinct passed women's suffrage in California.

1962 - 1 vote per precinct elected the governors of Maine, Rhode Island, and North Dakota.

There's some food for thought. So, as I've long said, I don't care *HOW* you vote, just get out there and VOTE! The only vote that doesn't count is the one not cast.