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OT: Election Thread

IF YOU DON"T LIKE THIS THREAD, DON'T READ IT. There is plenty of baseball stuff here to keep  you busy if you don't want to read about the election.

Today is one of the most important days in American history. We are about to elect either the first African-American president, or the first female vice president. Interest in the election is sky-high, turnout should be excellent, and whoever wins is inheriting big messes on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts.

It will be on everyone's mind today, so here is a thread to discuss it.

DO NOT LET THIS DEVOLVE INTO A FLAME WAR. DO NOT ALLOW POLITICS TO INFILTRATE BASEBALL THREADS. BE CIVIL TO EACH OTHER!!!  I recent had a good dinner with a friend of mine who has diametrically opposed poltiical beliefs, and we had a political discussoin, and it was friendly and courteous even when we disagreed. Follow that example.

The only thing I am going to say about the election is that people should vote, people MUST vote. Democrats, Republicans, and independents have all fought and shed blood under the same flag. Do not let those brave men and women down. Fulfil your civic responsiblities.