Our Election Day coverage offers hope and a blogging blitz

Here at Grist, we love Election Day. There’s a certain buzz in the air, a feeling that all Americans face a united calling. Yeah, yeah, we know only 38.2 percent of Americans bother to vote — but we’re doing our dangedest to remain optimistic. So after you’ve voted today (vote today!), keep your eyes on Gristmill, our blog, for up-to-the-minute updates, and add your own thoughts on races in your neck of the woods. And for a breather, take a look at our excerpt from Robert Shetterly’s portrait series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” It’s nice to know there are still some out there.