Winning the popular vote

October 30th, 2004 – 10:11 am
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Kos points out just why you should go and vote for Kerry even if you’re in a state that’s either far into the Blue side of things or far into the Red:

There are two battles being fought Tuesday. The battle for the electoral vote — which will decide the next president, and the battle for the popular vote — which will confer legitimacy on the victor. Now I know Bush didn’t win the popular vote in 2000. We all know that. And we all know he governed as though he had a 400-EV-mandate. But fact is, a president-elect Kerry who loses the popular vote will not get the same benefit of the doubt as Bush did. The media environment is still too hostile, and the hypocrites on the Right will wield it as a tool. If there’s one thing Kerry has done, it’s deny the Right much ammunition to use against him. We need to deny the Right the chance to delegitimize a Kerry presidency because of the popular vote. Let’s make this a clean victory all around. That means voting for Kerry if you’re either in the Bluest of states, or the Reddest of states. Every vote will count. None of this “swapping with Nader voters” stuff. So while my vote in California won’t help elect Kerry, it can help legitimize his presidency. The world needs to hear that the majority of Americans have rejected the Bush presidency. None of us can be complacent, no matter where we live. GOTV.

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