Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vote Today! If you can...

My aunt, who lives in Utah and is very conservative (in the traditional sense), had some news about the polling places down there. When she got to the polls at 7am, she couldn't vote because the voting machines just wouldn't work. Calls from frantic poll workers to the help lines weren't getting through because the problems were widespread. After waiting in line for 45 minutes, she was turned away from the polls.

She plans to go back and try again after work, but how many folks will just give up?

It's not a proper election. It's a farce. These crappy voting machines need to be tossed out, their makers sued for lying and providing crap to the counties, and paper ballots restored.


Of course, human stupidity and greed aren't the only things that are stopping folks from voting. Up here in the Pacific Northwet (not a typo), we finally got all the rain we've been missing over the summer in the last two days. The results have been flooding. Lots of schools, traditional polling places, have been shut down in several counties.

I voted a week ago via mail.

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