Election day is tomorrow, November 8th. Voting in New York City is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To do so on Tuesday.
We said last week that democracy is the most important issue on voting this year. We reiterate that democracy matters more than anything – inflation, crime and job rates combined – and that you, the voter, hold the key to whether we will allow democracy to prevail, or to let it prevail. Will let it fall in hands – Wing election deniers and their sympathizers.
These members of the MAGA movement tried to give Donald Trump a premature victory before all ballots were counted in 2020. He then worked to reverse the outcome of the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by lying on television, in baseless court cases.
Be prepared to hear election detractors and others who want to impose fascism in America lie about the results again on Tuesday night, and try to undermine your vote. They will demand that the counting of votes be stopped, victory declared prematurely, lies spread about the integrity of voting on television and social media and legal measures be taken to undermine your will.
Be prepared for this garbage, but don’t let it stop you from voting. Don’t let this discourage you. In America we all count votes. The people make the final decision, not the politicians who refuse elections and their supporters.
Voting results in New York will come after voting closes on Tuesday night. Those results, as provided by the Board of Elections, are preliminary, and will include the preliminary vote as well as the Election Day vote.
Estimated winners for most races will be announced. Some races will be tighter than others, and will be decided later through counting of absentee ballots. Patience is required in all matters.
And every single candidate on the ballot must accept the result. They don’t have to like it, but they better accept it well – because this country needs to find a way to pull itself back from the brink of political collapse.
Conspiracy theorists and political hunters of MAGA are not only creating a rift between us; They are driving stake in the heart of our democracy. As Americans we must all stand together against this immoral, un-American effort and actively work to find ways to “bind the wounds of our nation.”
Elections are being fought in this country for almost 2 1/2 centuries. We have lived so long because of our ability to accept consequences and transfer power peacefully. We cannot survive if the mutual agreement between parties, politicians and people is broken.
Please remember these things on Election Day and beyond.