Day 6 Week 19 – All Elections Is Local

11/05/2016 – 8 AM run,  cool, 8 miles easy

The weekend before the general election.  While all eyes are on the big picture insofar as who will win the White House on Tuesday,  let’s be reminded by the saying from former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill that all politics is local.

And by extension all elections is local. Why?

In 2016 all members of the House of Representatives (435 seats) are up for re-election. That means regardless who wins the White House, you have a say in who is to represent you in Congress. Yes, someone from your area, who knows about your local job market (which they are actively participating), safety concern, and health care cost.  All in your locality.

And the bets part? They want your vote.  Congressional members are elected by direct popular vote unlike the President and Vice President who are elected by the electoral college. Your vote does count.

Have you decided on whom to vote for other than the President and V.P.?

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