There was a good example of how much it matters if you vote. In my home state of South Dakota there was a lot of national media attention on our US Senate race. Yes I was sad to see our own Tom Daschle get knocked from his majority leader slot, but with all the bad news on election night this morning we found out the final tally for our senate race was.... TOTAL VOTES % U S SENATE (L) EVANS KURT 3071 1 (D) JOHNSON TIM 167477 50 +528 (R) THUNE JOHN 166949 49 Not bad considering Johnson was considered the most endangered Democrat just a couple of months ago. The ones that they thought would win easily like in Georgia lost. Just goes to show you never know. With a 528 vote difference there will probably be a recount, but in SD there is never much change in a recount since we use pencil and paper scan-tron ballots. They tend to be very accurate.