Question
Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. Poskim in the past have ruled that it is a mitzvah to vote. Would this still hold true in countries like America, where the elections are rigged and one’s vote doesn’t count, chas v’shalom? Thanks.

Question
Dear Rabbi My parents keep a kosher home and observe shabbat. This shabbos my parents will be hosting friends who are secular/reform who are are not shomer, but plan to keep this shabbat at my parents home. In regards to the wine, when people come to shabbat dinner that are not shomer they serve Mevushal. Since these friends will be keeping the shabbat can non Mevushal be served? Albeit, they have not previously kept shabbat or plan to keep shabbat in the future would it not be negatively Judging a Jew because they could have a positive expirence and thus propel them to keep the Shabat in the future? How many shabbats would a Jew need to keep, to be classified as a Jew who observes shabbat hence could pour non Mevushal wine without issue?

Question
Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If one davens the shacharis shemoneh esrei just before the b'dieved chatzos deadline, and it is now after chatzos, would he still be able to say tachanun, or would this not be said because tachanun is considered part of shemoneh esrei, and shemoneh esrei itself can't be said after chatzos. Thanks a lot.