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Tuesday morning musing on election returns: Much to consider

If ever you thought your vote didn’t count, consider this election. As I write this there are only 48 votes between winning and losing.

If ever you thought your vote didn’t count, consider that if only 25 people who voted no had voted yes, then everything could change.

If ever you thought your vote didn’t count, consider that removing one unworthy person from office could change everything about the BOS. We not only could have sanity, we could have a chance to fix the real problems of Shasta County.

If ever you thought your vote didn’t count, consider how we would look to the rest of California, to the rest of the nation, to the rest of the world—we could be the symbol that sometimes the bullies and the billionaires don’t win.

But if we lose—even by one vote—we will endeavor on. We will not stage an insurrection, we will not become violent, we will not cause a riot. We will continue to persuade, to educate, and to vote. Because we believe in the tenets of democracy and we are better than that.

Hollyn Chase

Hollyn Chase loves her husband, children, grandchildren, art, books, yoga, long walks with friends, and other people’s dogs. She has lived in Redding almost forty years and is the author of two books and a play.

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