I have always believed that voting is important and that every vote counts. Because of this, I signed up to be a poll worker for this election.
We worked from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., helping voters who stood patiently in line for up to two hours for most of the day. We had record breaking crowds.
As we were packing up at the end of the day, we heard the election had been called in Obama's favor. We had not even turned in our ballots yet and neither had any of the Western states. It didn't matter, the 11 Eastern swing states had already swung in Obama's favor, making mine and everyone else's vote in Utah and the Western states, totally meaningless.
I propose that in 2016, the rest of the nation stay home and just let the swing states duke it out since that's the way it works anyway. I no longer believe that every vote counts, and I seriously doubt I will ever vote in a national election again.
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