My Twitter feed this morning was full of whiners: People who say the lines to vote were too long, Washington voters whining about how they didn't get a sticker when they voted, Republicans whining about a mural next to a polling place in Pennsylvania. But then I read stories like this and I get a lump in my throat:

A Chicago mom-to-be didn't let being in labor stop her from doing her duty as a citizen on Election Day.

With contractions five minutes apart, Galicia Malone stopped at Precinct 88 in Chicago to cast her vote on her way to the hospital, according to the Cook County Clerk's Office.

Malone, 21, was determined to vote in her first presidential election, even though her water had broken.

Galicia Malone is my American hero today.