Oct. 19th, 2016

rayvyn2k: cute icon (Can you believe the shit we deal with?)
Today is the first day of early voting in my state and since I am off (took a random vacation day), I decided to go vote.

I dropped Hubby off at work and headed across the street. One of the early voting locations is very conveniently located.

Since I live in a red state, I brought my tablet with me in order to have a book to read while I waited in line for the place to open. It was a preventative measure.

It's a good thing I did because the stupid in the line, it burns us, precious.

Let's see, there was "you don't really know if your vote counts because: hackers". Which is stupid because:
it's virtually impossible.

See also: "Can't trust computers." "Government can go in and change votes in the computer." "I wish I could see my ballot before and after (FYI--you can)."

Then the always popular: "We're really just voting for a vice president, anyway." Really? Is that how you're justifying voting for the Orange One? If you're voting because you think Pence is a "better" option, you haven't done your homework:
He's scary on woman's & LGBT rights. Very scary.

I would be equally happy with Hillary or Tim Kaine (aka America's Dad) in the presidency.

When the folks in line started talking about how happy they were that people have to show a picture ID here in order to vote, I couldn't keep quiet any longer. I said, "I'm not. It's the most un-American thing I've seen." There were shocked faces and some started to say something about voter fraud and I shut them down. "We have voter registration cards. That's enough. Again, requiring a government ID is against the Constitution.". Then I returned to reading my book, seething inside.

When I was shown to the voting machine and the volunteer was going over how it worked, I said-"You wouldn't believe some of the things I overheard in line about computers." She rolled her eyes and said, "I spend 40% of my time explaining that it's impossible to rig elections." I wished her luck and thanked her and she smiled at me because she realized I was sincere.

I have a feeling she's voting for Hillary, too.

Now, I'm going to try to finish one of my fest stories today and get it off to my beta reader. The HP world should take the bad taste out of my mouth.


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