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ohDEER Honors and Celebrates America – and the Vote

ohDEER is the leader in all-natural deer, mosquito, and tick control.

We were founded in 2007, in Wayland, MA, the town which has always been the home of our company.

Today, through our home office, and our growing franchise network, ohDEER services an area that takes in a stretch of Massachusetts extending from the central part of the state eastward across all of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket; the eastern part of Long Island, NY; central New Jersey; and Maryland (the franchise providing service in this state just came on board last month).

Here we are on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

A whole lot of angst and emotion and fervor is percolating in the land.

Now, for sure, all presidential elections are big.  But this one is really big.

The pace of the votes cast is far eclipsing those of the 2016 presidential contest.

As the United States Election Project reports today, 97,561,715 votes have already been recorded, with a breakdown of 62,098,812 mail-in and 35,467,903 in-person votes tallied.  This number is already 32 million more “early” votes than the 58 million total early votes cast in 2016,

The U.S. Elections Project predicts that 150 million will vote in this year’s presidential election.  Four years ago, that number was 138,847,000.

Of course, in addition to more people wanting to be heard at the ballot box, a significant factor driving pre-election-day voting is the desire of voters, during this time of pandemic, to avoid congested voting venues on election day.

Voting and peacefully accepting the results of a fair election are fundamental to the success and continuation of this constitutional republic, this United States of America.

In this space, ohDEER has discussed the connection of the town of Wayland to the battles and sacrifice that launched the American Revolution, and resulted in the founding of the U.S.A.

The geographic area where ohDEER does business is all part of the 13 American colonies that boldly and courageously declared independence from Great Britain.

In Massachusetts and on Long Island, and in New Jersey were contested battles in the war for independence – and soldiers from these colonies, along with Maryland, and all those places in America under British dominion, sacrificed and fought and served honorably and courageously.

Every colony contributed money, armanants, clothing, food, and other critical resources to win independence and secure liberty.

American independence and liberty is secured and protected by a form of government that Abraham Lincoln, at Gettysburg, so eloquently, precisely, accurately, and clearly defined as “of the people, by the people, for the people”

It is a form that is not perfect – but close to it – and while our custodianship of that near-perfect form has been flawed, and while we have perpetrated and allowed sin and injustice, our nation is far and away the best nation on earth.

Voting is essential and a keystone of our government, and remaining the best on the planet.

It the fervent hope of ohDEER that all those eligible to vote do vote – and that following the final tabulation of the votes, we manage – even while beset, variously, by acrimony, joy, unhappiness, and disappointment – to remain united and do what Americans have long done – chase and honor our national motto: E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.