My thoughts and questions as Americans head to the polls today to elect our 45th President: Why do we vote on a workday instead of a weekday? Why are absentee ballots impossible to get in certain states no matter how often you request them? Why don't we have early voting in all states? Why isn't gerrymandering illegal? How can we make sure our voting locations and election results are secure and protected? Why don't we have a non-partisan medical fitness test for presidential candidates? Why don't we have civic education in our schools that teaches students to look beyond the popular appeal of the candidates to actually evaluating their platform and policies? How could we implement completely protected online voting with paper ballot back-up? What keeps some eligible citizens from exercising their most important constitutional right? How can we describe American exceptionalism in regard to voting? Can we?