Tell us how you feel about this election.

We’re trying a new feature for Election Day that lets people call in and leave a voice message with their thoughts. We’re presenting the audio mp3s on our Bay Area web sites, including ContraCostaTimes.com, InsideBayArea.com and MercuryNews.com.

So — How has this election changed the country? How has it affected you?

Call 1-510-495-1442 to offer a comment of about 30 seconds or less, and then check back later by clicking here to see it’s among those we’ve posted.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • MarinJoe

    Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.”

    PROP 8 is UNJUST and UNFAIR.

    I encourage you to put aside personal biases and fears and vote for EQUALITY for EVERY Californian. VOTE NO ON PROP 8.

  • Progressive Democrat

    It’s a RELIEF to know we are on our way to having a sane person in the White House, the first time in 8 years. And that hopefully, the way things are going we will narrowly avoid having a madman in the White House with his finger on the button. Or a religious fanatic who will bring about a self-fulling prohesy. Every nation and people have gone through hard times and we will too. But it’s comfort to know that there is hope, hopefully. It ain’t won yet.