So I’m all done with my voting duty as a citizen for today.
Some things I was please to find at the polling place....
Paper ballots! YAY! I was so damn worried that I’d have to out-think the bugs in an electronic voting machine today.
No early morning election fuckery. No “Democrats vote on Thursday.” crap. Nothing but people and votes.
A line of people out the door by 6 a.m. In the words of cadhla “That’s AWESOME!” and definitely full of win and pie. :-)
Needless to say it was a good experience.
I just heard a fire truck go by. I hope it’s a coincidence.
There was a guy in line who said that an acquaintance who recently registered for the Nation Guard said that they were on call for election day in case riots break out. Which I can totally see happening.
Please people be strong and don’t let anything stop you from voting but also BE SANE about it. If you have any doubts or suspect election fuckery or dickery call Election Protection a 1-866-687-8683. While I too would like to beat the crap out of people abusing the populace in this case it would only disrupt the election procedures and cast doubt on the votes. That’s the _LAST_ thing we want.
My wife didn’t get to vote early this morning so she’s going to probably try during the day or after work. I’ll be dropping off her voter’s registration card this morning as she left it at home.
I dare to hope...
I hope the future is brighter.
I hope the war ends quickly.
I hope the economy does better soon.
And while I hope for all those things....I will _DO_ what I can to make them happen on my end.