Absolutely right, Marisa. I didn't mean to imply in my post that just because the presidential race is a joke, there's never a reason to vote.
In fact, there are important battles going on in voting booths around the country as I write this. Washington, Colorado and Oregon have a chance to outright legalize pot (yes, for recreational use) while Arkansas and Massachusetts is considering good old-fashioned medical marijuana.
Massachusetts is also voting on (yikes!) assisted suicide.
Gay marriage bills are popping up everywhere as the struggle for equality rolls on, with four states considering the question.
And it's exciting times in California as the death penalty and GMO labeling are both up for votes.
So I didn't mean to say "don't vote." I just meant "don't bother voting for Obama or Romney." As Marisa points out, there's lots of critical issues in the air in New Mexico. And for our readers in less New-Mexico-y places, you've still got a couple hours to decide the fate of some important stuff.