Yesterday Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, died peacefully in her sleep in her home in Hawaii. Mrs. Dunham was 86 years old. She did cast an absentee ballot before her death and it will be counted in Hawaii. [You go girl!] She joins the ancestors to guide Barack and the rest of us through the hours and days ahead.

The Eclectique Citizen is on the road today in the home of my ancestors–northern Virginia–helping voters get to the polls. Being that my family goes back 6+ generations in Virginia (my maternal to the Revolutionary War; my paternal before Jamestown), I’m Fired Up! and Ready to Go! 90,000 turned out to hear Barack in Manassas last night.

So it’s on us now. VOTE y’all! VOTE! FIRED UP! READY TO GO!

Remember, the Eclectique Citizen is LIVE BLOGGING tonight from Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC.