Daniel – I fully agree with you that on a local and state level your vote counts and you should vote because it affects you very personally…it is about where you live, work, send your children to school, etc.
But until this country wakes up and eliminates the out-dated Electoral College system, our single votes DO NOT count when it comes to choosing a president. Honestly, the plans for the presidental party were made before the vote was even taken and counted…and if anyone doesn’t believe me, I know someone that was in on it in years past. They need weeks to plan the security and all that sort of thing. Our single votes don’t matter…the Electoral College votes elect the President. That’s a shame because we try to teach our children that every vote counts and all about change and the day I realized that I was very disillusioned in my government.