Make history – vote

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The Guardian’s news roundup contains this eloquent plea from the Philadelphia Enquirer. Americans love to brag about their rights, their constitution, their way of life … [Yet] voter turnout in presidential elections hovers around an abysmal 50% … How many Americans would risk their lives to vote for George Bush or John Kerry, as some Afghans did to support Hamid Karzai in October? …

“Even now, devious operatives in both major parties are accused of intimidating and confusing tactics to hurt the opposition on election day. No one should be scared away from the polls, or denied their legitimate vote … You’ve endured the debates, the ads, the pundits, the begging and the bellowing. Now, it’s your turn. Don’t pass … Make history. Vote.