As I’ve done before, I’ve decided to show you a facsimile of the ballot that I cast today. Since today’s election is a primary here in Wisconsin, it is a partisan ballot, which means you have to start by indicating your party, and then you must limit your votes to only candidates in that party. So my votes are all Republican.
If you know me, you know that I’m not silent about my political thoughts or my candidate endorsements. So yes, showing you my ballot will serve as an endorsement for each candidate I voted for. But that’s not the reason I’m doing it. I’m showing you my ballot today because I can. I feel more American in the moments after I vote than I do at any other time of the year. So today I’m feeling patriotic. It’s in that spirit that I truly hope that you vote today as well. Even if you take my ballot and vote in a way that cancels each of my own votes, that’s fine. Just do it. And be proud.