This looks like it is coming down to be the closest election we have seen in a while, where nine battleground states could decide it. Unfortunately, due to the vagaries of the Electoral College, many Americans live in states that have may have been decided already.
If you have already voted (you can find your polling place here) but want to do more, get to a battleground state and help out and volunteer for Barack Obama. There are never enough volunteers on Election Day to help people get to the polls, hand out literature, discuss issues or just show support. It's a long day and you can act as the cavalry to bring new energy to the local troops once you arrive.
Take the day off. I can't think of anything more important to you and your families' future. A four hour adventure on the road just may decide this election. If just one in a thousand people living in the Boston area drive the one hour to New Hampshire it could more than double the campaign forces on the ground on election day there. The same is true of Los Angelenos going to Vegas, San Franciscans travelling to Reno, Atlantans heading to Florida or Chicagoans going to Ohio. One person can make a difference.
|If You Live In:||Get Your Butt To (Click on state name for field office locations):|
|California, Arizona||NEVADA (7am to 7pm PST)|
|Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan or Kentucky||OHIO (6:30am to 7:30pm EST)|
|Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New York or Rhode Island||NEW HAMPSHIRE (6am to 11am until 7pm EST)|
|New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware or DC||VIRGINIA (6am to 7pm EST)|
|Georgia or Alabama||FLORIDA (7am to 7pm EST)|
|Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia or Tennessee||NORTH CAROLINA (6:30am to 7:30 EST)|
|Missouri, Illinois or Minnesota||IOWA (7am to 9pm CST)|
|Illinois or Minnesota||WISCONSIN (7am to 8pm CST)|
|New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming||COLORADO (7am to 7pm MST)|
Grab your friends and family and have a great road trip. You can tell your grandchildren about it someday when they ask you what you did in 2012 to prevent the corporate-backed Republican takeover of our democracy.
Disclosure: I am not affiliated with the Obama campaign; I have not discussed this with any representatives of the Obama campaign and any thoughts expressed here are solely my own.
John R. Talbott is a bestselling author and financial consultant to families whose books predicted the housing crash, the banking crisis and the global economic collapse. You can read more about his books, the accuracy of his predictions and his financial consulting activities at www.stopthelying.com.