While the electoral college results are ultimately all that matters, it’s interesting to note that, according to Gallup, those without religion prefer President Obama over Mitt Romney 67% to 26%:
Again, we’re not a majority of the country, so that number may not mean much on a national level. It suggests to me, though, that if we can present our community as a strong voting bloc for liberal candidates, especially in states where we are becoming a force to be reckoned with, they will have no choice but to reach out to us and court our votes. That means promising (and then acting on) legislation that supports social progress and church/state separation, among other things.
I (early-)voted for the President last week in Illinois because Romney doesn’t represent my secular values. I hope the rest of you feel the same way.
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