It does­n’t amount to mak­ing any dif­fer­ence, but as a rule I nev­er vote for a can­di­date who is run­ning unop­posed. Sad­ly, this hap­pens a lot. Many of the races for Con­gress I’ve ever vot­ed in were this way.

There was one elec­tion in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia in which I lit­er­al­ly vot­ed for no one (though I think I did answer y/n on one of the ques­tion votes). Real­ly does­n’t do much to moti­vate one to vote at all when it real­ly does­n’t mat­ter, right?

So I’m very glad to see some com­pe­ti­tion —no mat­ter how ane­mic— on my bal­let this Novem­ber. I’m no fan of Rep. Black­burn or Sen. Cork­er. Though some of their com­pe­ti­tion are no-chance, fringe can­di­dates; folks like that have occa­sion­al­ly won races.

So if you haven’t already vot­ed, go vote this Tues­day. Even if you have to skip over some one-horse races, it always mat­ters.

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