Where Were You?

(via Freedom’s Lighthouse)

Last night was tense. I mean real tense. Meaning I ate about six slices of pizza and a bag of Whoppers tense. But regardless of who you support, it’s a relief that this election is finally over. Whether you screamed and jumped and hugged when President Barack Obama was re-elected, or quietly slinked off to bed, last night was a historic moment for us all. Where were you when you found out that the television networks and the AP had called the election for the President?

I was by myself in the photo lab and I muted the election coverage so I could watch a funny YouTube video. Meanwhile I texted my friend, “I think Obama is gonna win!!” and she told me he already did. –Nicholas Anania ’14

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Today is the Day

I see you’re tried of the election…

The day you’ve all been waiting for to be over is finally here. This means that your mother will stop sending you emails reminding you: “Honey, Ohio is a swing state. You’ve got to remind your friends to vote!” But she’s right, damn it! For most of us, this is the first presidential election that we can vote in, and, as lame as it sounds, it’s an important rite of passage. After all these years, you can contribute to that famous democratic process of ours, and I don’t care if you have to hitchhike to the polls and stand in the rain to do it (Note: Hitchhiking is actually probably a bad idea). If nothing else, it gives you the right to complain about things that I don’t really understand for the next four years. And let’s be honest, we all love to complain.

Need more inspiration? Watch this moving little YouTube video.

Can’t Wait to Vote for Mitt in the Ohio Primary? Why Not Vote Now?

That glint in his eye is him anticipating a delicious Ohio victory, and maybe a bowl of Cincinnati Chili.

The friendly folks over at 10TV—Central Ohio’s news leader!—remind us that, while Ohio’s Republican primary election doesn’t officially occur until March 6, early voting has already started. Voters can cast their ballots between now and March 2, either by absentee mail-in ballot or at county election boards. Unfortunately, Ohio does not have open primaries, limiting mischievous Democrats’ ability to wreak electoral havoc by voting for Rick Santorum or writing in Herman Cain or what not. On the off chance that you are a real live Kenyon Republican, however, keep in mind that March 6 is during Spring Break, so you definitely want to take advantage of early voting. (Of course, this only applies if you vote in Ohio but are originally from out of state.)