Friend of the show hussiens (Peng1TV / @hussiens) vlogs as he fills out his absentee ballot, which we totally think should become a video blog Thing.
Hussien also objects to the common adage that you ought to vote if you are eligible, even if you are unhappy with your choices. “Trying to appeal to people who generally don’t vote,” he says, is a useful check for politicians who would otherwise focus their campaigning on the differences between habitual voters. In other words, acknowledging and trying to serve an engaged but non-voting population might encourage politicians to do better.
We just loved Hussien’s video, especially since we are working on an election episode addressing these very concerns. We encourage others of you to add your voices to the conversation!