To the woman wearing that ‘defund the media’ shirt…

Voters gather outside a Fairfax County library in Virginia on Oct. 22, 2020 (Shabina Khatri).

I voted today! It took four tries — the previous three times the polling places were just too busy — but I arrived early today and was in and out in an hour. That’s about six times longer than it’s ever taken me to vote in the past, but this is not a typical year, far from it.

It was an honor and privilege to submit my vote in what feels like one of the most consequential…