Because I have to
This is an absolutely shitty day to vote.
The ruling party in this state supported a change to the GOP platform in 2016 that removed support for the right of a democratically elected government in Ukraine to exist.
The ruling party in this state supports the man who sat in the White House and shook down the Ukrainians when they asked for the military aid *that congress authorized.*
This state has allowed a minority of voters determine women's bodily rights, terrorize the families of transgender kids, deny healthcare, and overrule local democratic rule.
This state has supported a big lie to suppress votes and to dilute the voting power of anyone who is the minority.
It's a shitty day to vote, but I'm going to do it anyway.
If we let these authoritarians make us cynical and resigned to failure with their bad-faith arguments and scapegoating, then we are completely screwed. And I don't want to be cowed into submission like the majority of regular people in Russia who are watching their kids come back in bodybags and killing their relatives.
Texas GOP, go fuck yourselves.