While this is widely considered one of the most critical elections in American history on both sides of the aisle, it's also one that comes at a truly unfortunate time.
As we've seen from how it has affected people from all walks of life, COVID-19 adds a dangerous and potentially deadly challenge to Americans planning to do their civic duty. And while mail-in ballots can serve as an effective way to sidestep that danger, their availability and the ease of using them varies from state to state.
Nonetheless, there are those who are so determined to cast their votes that not even a pandemic can stop them. And a woman in Chicago recently proved that she belongs among their ranks.