I tried to write, really I did. But how can you not watch history in the making? I wanted to be a part of it, even if from a distance. I wanted to see the numbers add up as choices were made and voices were heard. I needed to witness Andrew Young, a man I came to admire and respect during the years I lived in
There were numbers more important yesterday than pages in a manuscript:
elected its first female governor, a Democrat. North Carolina North Carolinaelected only its second female Senator, sending a Democrat to fill a seat held by Republicans for the last 36 years. US
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narrowly gave its electoral votes to a Democratic Presidential candidate for the first time since 1976. North Carolina
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elected its first black President. United States
I've always been proud to be an American. Watching those results last night, I was proud of Americans.
There are times fiction can't hold a candle to reality. I couldn't not watch.