Biden or Trump and voting, it’s time!
It’s August already y’all. Holy sh*t 😧
That means that the general election is right around the corner.
My anxiety levels have increased as we get closer. Politics is always a touchy subject, but I’m glad it’s circulating through the media more. I don’t have a problem saying that I despise Trump. He represents everything I’m against. I actually didn’t have a problem with him until he became y’all’s President. I always suspected that he was a corrupt businessman, but his dealings had no impact on my day-to-day. So, 🤷🏽♀️. Now his actions (or lack thereof) do, to some extent. I just don’t feel that this country should be run by celebrities. And yes, Kanye is a no for me too.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE EXPLAINED
For those who don’t know, the Electoral College is actually who determines which party ends up in the White House. In 2016, we saw this happen when Trump was elected. Hillary won the overall popular vote, but Trump won because of the Electoral College votes.
In a nutshell, the Electoral College is a group of people who determine which candidate becomes the next President and Vice President. The number of people (electors) each state gets is based on the population size, which is why it is important to complete the Census! FYI: the results from the Census (which only happens once every 10 years) not only determines your state’s electoral district, but it also provides critical data that impacts major decisions, including those that may impact your daily life.
In all, but two States, “winner takes all.” This means that the candidate who won the popular vote wins all of the electoral votes. It doesn’t happen often, but there are times when an elector (also known as a Faithless Elector) chooses to go against their state’s popular vote. Fortunately, there are many states with laws against electors switching their votes. It’s the swing states are the ones we have to be most concerned about.
The reality is when Americans go to vote in November, we’re voting for the electors, not the presidential and vice-presidential candidates. The Electoral College vote takes place in December and the winner needs a minimum of 270 (out of 538) votes. Election night simply shows us who the projected winner is.
Even though the Electoral College determines who wins, your vote still matters! The more votes, the better our chances of getting Biden in office. So, exercise your right and let’s take this sh*t to the polls!
That said, I know there are a lot of people who don’t vote for a myriad of reasons. I know people who believe none of our votes matter & that the government is full of corruption. I agree that the government is corrupt and that money plays a huge factor in what happens. However, I also hope that there are at least a few good folks within that complex structure.
For me, to be apart of the collective is to feel like we’re a community. Right now, our community is in shambles. Between COVID-19, Trump and his Administration, global warming, police brutality, racism, an unjust justice system, and our ecosystem dying off – I don’t know how much more we can take 😫 Yes, we (the people) have to help ourselves first because there are many who won’t (including Presidents and State leaders). But, Americans need something to believe in and, more than anything, we need to believe we can get Trump TF out of the White House 🥺
LESSER OF TWO EVILS
Biden was not my first choice, but, IMO, a vote against Biden is a vote for Trump. Biden has a lot to prove to the American people. I’m interested in seeing how this unfolds, but anything else has to be better than the last four years! 🙄 Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign was complete bullsh*t. He made it great for the one-percenters, narcissists, bigots, racists, and straight-up assholes – but not for the majority of Americans.
When I do talk politics with folks, I always refer to Biden as the lesser of two evils. As I mentioned before, I strongly believe the government is corrupt. There are so many people in each other’s pockets, it’s ridiculous 🤦🏽♀️ But, that is America. That said, Biden is apart of that government, but he’s most certainly got a better track history than Trump. I’d rather we take chances with over enduring another four years of scandals and foolishness with Trump and his minions.
I’ve always believed that the President needs to do a damn good job putting on a good front for the people. Trump hasn’t done much, if any, reassuring that the next four years will be better. He’s too busy suppressing the vote and trying to smear Biden and Kamala 👎🏽 Most of us are woke to the corruption, but the very least a President can do is make us feel like there’s hope for something better 🕊️ Right now, that’s Biden. Take it or leave it.
ABSENTEE BALLOT/EARLY VOTING
We’re in a very sensitive and f*cked up space right now. I don’t even know what’s happening anymore 🤔 Even the Earth is experiencing a major shift. You may not like Biden or Kamala (pronounced “comma-la”). Yet, this is where we’re at. So if you vote and actually care about how the next four years will make America look (because I’m sure we are at the center of many jokes in other countries) – I implore you to request your absentee ballot and vote early.
Why vote early? As you may know from personal experience, the postal service is a little wishy-washy these days. Between the delays due to COVID-19 and the new Postmaster General (Louis DeJoy) being a top Trump/GOP donor (seriously?!), you ought to be cautious. He claims he will halt the changes until after the election, but I’m sure we will still see some fraud 😔 I have to give it to Trump though, he’s got a lot of influential people in his pocket. BUT, let’s not let his ability to use money as an incentive take away our right and power to vote him out 🗳️
I’ve requested my absentee ballot and am eager for a new start – will you join me?