“ Democracy is the worst form of government… except for all the rest. ”
It will still be some time before we can say for certain what the impact of the voting from abroad was on November 4. One thing we do know: the 60% growth in the number of Americans living abroad in the last ten years makes overseas voters a phenomenon to be contended with. The Democrats made voting from abroad possible and were early to understand the trend and organize. The Republican Party woke up late, but has been vigorously playing catch-up.
Please let us take this occasion to thank those among you who have contributed of your time, energy and resources in recent weeks and months in helping Democrats Abroad Switzerland get members registered and to vote. Your efforts were much appreciated.
It will be interesting to watch our Republican friends, now that their control of both Houses of Congress removes much of the pretext for their inaction. The President will almost certainly challenge his opposition to advance a positive agenda. The country needs such activism. We Democrats need to make clear to our fellow Americans, here and back home, that WE are the Party of positive change. And always will be.
— Your DA Switzerland Executive Committee