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November 06, 2006

Don't Forget to Vote Tomorrow!

Unless you have your head in the sand, it probably would be pretty hard to forget, given that the election is the only thing I have heard about on NPR all weekend, and I'm sure it has been all over the commercial media as well. I keep hearing about these negative campaign ads, but the nice thing about not paying attention to the commercial media is that I haven't had to see or hear any of them. Not that it would make a difference. I'm a pretty predictable voter and pigs would have to sprout wings before I would vote for a Republican for any kind of executive, legislative, or judicial position, though it might be okay to have a Republican drain commissioner! Not that I'm particularly enamored of the Democratic Party, but today (rather, tomorrow) they are the only real alternative.

Here in Michigan, we have a pretty evil proposal on the ballot that we need to defeat: Proposal 2, the Orwellian-titled "Civil Rights Initiative," which would actually undermine civil rights in Michigan by outlawing affirmative action. I can't even begin to get into the smarminess of the backers of this proposal (Remember Ward Connerly, who got affirmative action outlawed in California? Well, now he is in Michigan!), or the underhanded tactics they used to get it on the ballot, but you can read all about it here.

Michigan voters can find a lot more information about the election and check registration status and polling location at www.publius.org, a website set up by a UM grad!

See you at the polls tomorrow!

Posted by eklanche at November 6, 2006 08:46 AM


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