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December 15, 2017

In the Alabama senate race, which pitted progressive Democrat Doug Jones against conservative Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of child molestation and promoted racist, anti-LGBT and misogynistic viewpoints, Jones's winning margin was just over 20,000 votes. That’s not a whole lot. In the presidential election last year, the electoral shift boiled down to approximately 80,000 votes in three states. Again, in terms of 200 million registered voters in America, that’s not a whole lot.

These races and others that are close like them are a lesson to anyone who’s ever sat out an election that your vote matters. As we head into the 2018 mid-term races, regardless of our political preferences, we should all remember how powerful our individual voices — and votes — are.

Sade

Deputy Editor, MOTTO

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