Hello and good evening.
I would like to begin by thanking all of you who have voted for Wake Up To Politics Person of the Year so far.
This project has been very exciting for me, and I hope you enjoyed it as well. I have loved planning it, and am now in the process of setting up tomorrow's magazine. To do this, of course, I need to know who the Person of the Year is, since he/she will be featured in it.
For this reason, I have decided to close voting for the last round at 7:30 tonight rather than midnight. I apologize for those of you that might be reading this after voting closes, but at the time of my writing, two hours are still left. The candidates are Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girls education activist who was shot in the hat; Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker who has fled to Russia and faces charges on the Espionage Act; Pope Francis, who took over the Vatican this year and has become a very different Pontiff than his predecessors; Nelson Mandela, whose death this year reminded us of who we strive to be as people, a nation, and a world; and Barack Obama, who was inaugurated for a second term and fought battles on gun control, immigration, confirmations, and more.
I apologize once again, but encourage you to still vote in the next two hours by emailing me with the name of your choice, or by tweeting it with #WakeUpPOY.
Thank you for your understanding,Gabe Fleisher
Editor-in-ChiefWake Up To Politics