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Monday, November 01, 2004

13 Hours to Go...

It's just about 5 PM, and here in New Jersey, the polls open at 6 AM tomorrow. So we have about 13 hours to go until we stop talking about this contentious election and get down to business.

I had thought about writing a screed about the importance of voting, about how every vote counts, about the brave men and women who have given their lives over the decades for this right. But then I realized that, as a reader of this blog, you're intelligent and perceptive enough to know all that.

Instead, I simply implore you to vote with your mind and your heart. Perhaps you've already voted by the time you read this. If not, take the time to go to the polls -- your community may offer transportation resources and host phone lines to answer questions. And exercise your rights assertively... don't take s*** from anyone!

Finally, to our international readers, thanks for bearing with us. Tomorrow, we in the U.S. hope to demonstrate democracy at its best.