Baracking the Vote

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Last week I cast the most emotional vote of my life. I never thought this day would come and am delighted to see my cynicism proven wrong. Whit, Luke and I waited in line for nearly two hours. He was incredibly good, working the crowd like a miniature politician himself. He didn’t get crabby until the very end, and I just let him cry it out. 

Tomorrow I’ll be working as a pollwatcher. It’ll probably be a long day because they’re trying to get permission to leave the polls open until 9:00 p.m. Anyone who is in line at 9:00 gets to vote and then I have to stay until they reconcile the machines, so I doubt I’ll be home before 11:00 p.m. That’s okay, this is democracy and freedom’s never free.

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One thought on “Baracking the Vote

  1. Ros I am so glad you took your son with you. It warmed my heart to see so many children with their parents. I think this is one of the ways you not only let children understand the importance of those responsibilities they will have as adults and citizens but they also will have the opportunity to say they were there when history was made.

    This election means so much to me and I hope it gives people of all races a concrete example of what can be achieved through hard work, smart work and optimism. I know we still have a ways to go in this country but hopefully this election will help us speed up the process.

    On another note, I will be an observer in my county too! I’m kind of not looking forward to such a long day but I want to be part of the process.

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