I do feel a small sense of pride in the fact that my absentee vote will be among those which could determine Ohio’s electors.
As dawn broke Wednesday, Bush led Kerry by about 135,000 votes after an Election Day of high turnout and long lines that had some voters casting ballots long after midnight.
But the heavy voting also delayed a final count of crucial ballots: At least 54 counties still had some uncounted absentee votes.
In addition, an Associated Press survey of election boards found about 140,000 provisional ballots in Ohio, cast by people whose names don’t show up on regular poll lists. Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell estimated the number could be as high as 175,000.
Every vote counts…even though your influence may register in the ten-millionths.