All eyes are on Virginia as one of the two states that hold the key to Senate control. Currently, there are less than 8,000 votes between Webb and Allen, less than half a percent. This causes me to wonder what people in Virginia are thinking today. Primarily those that either didn't vote (maybe they went out to get their nails done and forgot) or those that cast their ballot for the Independent Green Party or a write in such as "my dog zeus" or "none of the above". Do they feel the weight of the power they hold now? Do they wished they would have used it more wisely? With great power comes great responsibility. To whom much has been given, much is required. Whichever way you prefer to hear it, as an American and a Christian, we have great power. I hope that this election outcome prompts people to register to vote, to get out to the polls, and to research the issues and consider carefully the power they hold. Is this an oftentimes overwhelming task? To be sure, however, that it is daunting does not get us off the hook. We have been given great responsibility, let us begin to earn it by voting and voting wisely.
For me, if I believe the papers, I will be receiving a phone call shortly. As a sworn Officer of the Election, I will be called in to recount ballots. I spent my entire November 7th in a locked room processing and counting Absentee Ballots. A job that is far more tedious than glamorous, yet a title that I bear just as proudly as I do my "I Voted" sticker.