It’s Election Day in America. Yes, more people than ever before have gone the early or absentee voting route, but the majority of Americans will go into the polling station today and place their vote for the City, County, State, and Federal positions that will represent them for the next two, four, or six years. I want every American who goes in to vote today to ask themselves something. Are you better off today than you were two years ago? Four? Six? Eight? Then go in and vote based on that.

I would also ask you to demand a paper ballot if you are in one of the States that still uses purely electronic machines. I work with computers every day, and I can tell you that there is no such thing as a secure one. If you are afraid of the Russians hacking the election, this is precisely what you should be worried about. It could be the Russians based on Democrat charges, it could be the Democrats, Republicans, Chinese, North Koreans, or some hacker who just wants to have some fun and sow some chaos. The fact is that hacking these machines is not difficult for those who know what they are doing. You need to have a paper trail if you wish someone to be able to recount your vote at need.

With that said, go and vote. If there are armed men at the polling station trying to scare you away, call the police. If someone slashes your tires or torches your vehicle because you have political stickers on it, call someone to pick you up. Just make certain you go in, vote, and make your voice heard.