“Me Voting in 2016 VS. Me Voting in 2018” Tweets Prove Americans Are Fighting Back

Today is voting day! We’re beyond excited to vote today, as you should as well. But voting today feels different than past elections, more so than the 2016 presidential election. Why is that? In 2016, whether you voted for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or not at all, people voted passionately but still with some restraint

Photo: Unsplash/@element5digital

Photo: Unsplash/@element5digital

Today is voting day! We’re beyond excited to vote today, as you should as well. But voting today feels different than past elections, more so than the 2016 presidential election. Why is that? In 2016, whether you voted for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or not at all, people voted passionately but still with some restraint because many assumed the election would go in one way. People now realize how important their vote is because more is at stake.

There’s no hiding the fact that President Donald Trump has divided the country. It seems today that people are standing up to vote to take back their country, while others are voting to make sure things remain the same. There’s so much dedication about voting in the midterm elections that early voting numbers are higher than ever. People are at the polls, which means they care and that’s amazing.

To further illustrate the point that people are serious about voting today with gusto, people are sharing their “me voting in 2016 vs me voting in 2018” tweets. And there’s some hilarious ones out there. Here’s some highlights:

Before, we were so casual and cool about voting, today we mean business.

Needless to say, we’ve grown considerably since the last election.

We were so naive before. Not anymore.

https://twitter.com/netw3rk/status/1059553476496084993

Calm and cool and now ready to fight!

From the living to the walking dead.

https://twitter.com/SteveO9259/status/1059824381323558912

Life seemed picture perfect before, but now we take no prisoners.

We may have been passive before, not anymore.

While these tweets are funny, it’s important to know that people understand the severity of voting today, of not taking voting for granted, and not sitting back and assuming things will be okay if we don’t have a say in it. Voting matters.

Click here if you need information about where to vote today and what measures are being voted on in your city or town or visit vote.org.

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