Last week, I traveled all over New York and New Jersey, talking to people from Brooklyn to Lakewood about the importance of voting in one of the biggest elections in history. I heard the excitement about the election itself, but I also heard that many people plan not to vote.
The excuses were troubling: “My vote doesn’t count.” “In a blue state, the presidential election is basically a given.” “I don’t like the candidates.” “These issues don’t affect me.”
Then there’s the perception that ballots will end up tossed in a dumpster or lost in the back of a post office. What’s the point, right?
Wrong. Not one of these excuses is valid. Voting is critical, and every single vote — especially in the frum community — counts. Here are the facts you should know as we face this year’s election.
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The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.