NEWS YOU PROBABLY MISSED ON YOUR TYPICAL U.S. NEWS OUTLET, BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO BUSY COVERING TRUMP'S LATEST OUTBURST OR CELEBRITY GOSSIP:
Today, Afghanistan held its first independent elections since the end of Taliban rule in 2001. This week, dozens of voters and several political candidates were killed by Taliban attacks across the country, including at least 10 voters and 5 policemen in a suicide bomb attack at a polling station here in Kabul this afternoon. Afghans are literally dying or putting their lives at risk just to exercise their right to vote or run for office.
Meanwhile, barely 40% of eligible Americans will even bother to vote in November 7 midterm elections. Voting is easier than ever now - 34 states and D.C. have some form of "No Excuse Early Voting" program, and another 3 state allow you to vote by mail. Our state of Colorado even allows residents overseas to vote absentee entirely online.
According to Freedom House, citizens of less than half the countries on Earth (45%) have the right to choose leaders in free and fair elections. Please remember that before you come up with some lame-ass excuse why you can't or won't vote. #Shameful #YouCanChangeThis #RegisterAndVote