Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voter #169

Today, of course, is Election Day. The day when millions of Americans collectively choose our path for the coming years as well as the leaders who will guide along that path. For what it's worth, I had the privilege of being the 169th person to vote in my precinct at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon.

For most of the country, the political clamor will die down after the polls close in a few hours. Detroit, however, will likely be different.

When tomorrow dawns, it will be the unofficial start of Detroit's mayoral race. The campaigning to replace former Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick began even before he resigned. However, it will unquestionably be taken to another level in the coming weeks as we move closer to the primary in February and the special election in May.

My only hope is that when those elections come along, there at least as many voters who make it to the polls as there were today.

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