mamainluv asked: Does my vote really count?
I'm so glad you asked this! I see you're from Virginia so I'd love to put this in perspective. In 2008, Barack won Virginia by about 235,000 votes. And while that may sound like a lot, when you break that down that's just 100 votes per precinct. That could mean just a couple of votes in a neighborhood, a single vote in an apartment building, somebody in a dorm room who wakes up and votes.
And in North Carolina the margins were even closer. There it broke down to only 5 votes per precinct. So no one should ever think that their vote doesn't matter. Your vote truly could make the difference between moving our country forward and waking up the day after election day and wondering if you could have done more.