All votes matter in election

The saying “All votes matter” is an old one that has been repeated more and more recently.
Especially in Texas, as the midterm election has finally arrived.

The ongoing battle to see if this will be the election Gov. Greg Abbott is finally removed from office.

The News-Register is not for anyone in this election, but we can agree that Abbott needs to be out of the office and that every vote counts.

The News-Register feels that every generation can name a time in their life when they thought it was more important than ever to vote then and there.

This election feels like one of those times. It is one of the biggest fights between Republicans and Democratic that we have seen in a long time.

We have heard stories about how some politicians have won because of that one vote. So, don’t feel that you can blow the election off. Other people will vote, and that will fix everything.

Luckily, the number of college students reached a new high with the last presidential election.
“Sixty-six percent of college students voted in the 2020 presidential election, up from 52 percent in the 2016 election,” according to a report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

There was a want from the people to get someone out of office so badly that everyone got together and voted.

The question is, will the people have the same drive for a local election? Do the people feel that the Texas election holds the same power over their lives to come out and vote for change?

Understandably, listening to politicians can be frustrating and tedious. You may avoid it like the plague because it is one of those topics that can set friendships to blaze.

However, if you want to make your community better, if you want someone to try and stop school shootings, give women their rights back, “stop rapists,” and fix the border, then you must do your research, and vote is the first step to change.

Our Editor-in-Chief did not start voting until the last election and said they had always hated politicians. It was just voting for the best liar, but she understands how not voting has caused more harm than good.

There must be an understanding of how to fill out and cast a ballot in person and by mail.

Then there needs to be an understanding of whom you are voting for and what office candidates are running for.

But most importantly, there needs to be an understanding that voting is a civic practice for which people fought and died.

The voting system should have made voting more challenging than it is. There should be more mail-in voting, elections held on weekends or open longer on weekdays, and federal laws that reduce disenfranchised voters.

Texas has split down the middle. Do we want someone who protects life or someone who wants equality for all despite their own beliefs.

Do you pick the one who wants to remove guns or arms, the teachers? Do we want someone who lies about open borders or someone who would arm the border more than they do our streets?

These are not easy questions. It is not a simple yes or no answer. These severe topics need a solution that will not implode our state.

We need to fight for our future for our children’s future. If we keep thinking that things will eventually change or that our vote and voice don’t matter, then nothing will change, and Texas will go down in flames.

Abbott has not done enough to protect Texans.