Sometimes educators wonder if their votes make a difference. In California, those votes were a vital part of the winning margin in the passage of Proposition 30, the governor’s funding for schools measure, and the defeat of Proposition 32, the deceptive Special Exemptions Act.
Every vote matters, both in state politics and national elections.
A newly obtained briefing from the Republican National Committee to GOP US Senators drives the point home. The briefing, posted online by MSNBC, asserts that only 333,908 votes in four states separated the re-election of Pres. Obama in the electoral college from a victory by challenger Gov. Mitt Romney.
Some analysts might argue that the assessment is an attempt to explain away the overwhelming margin of victory that National Education Association-recommended Pres. Obama won. But either way, the key lesson: your vote matters.
Read the entire assessment at Republican National Chair’s Report, courtesy of MSNBC.