Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Passionate Plea - VOTE

These are today's primaries and the number of delegates at stake:

California - 475
New Jersey - 126
New Mexico - 34
Montana - 21
South Dakota - 20
North Dakota - 18

Don't sit at home and complain that your vote is pointless because this one or that one has a lock on this election.  They don't.  Our votes CAN make a difference. 

Honor our dead who made it possible TO vote in a free country.  Although what with Politically Correct at all costs it may not seem like it from time to time.

If you don't vote, you don't get to complain down the road.  But if you do vote, you will have the pleasure of rebutting a whiner with this sentence:  "Oh, you didn't vote?  Then shut the (expletive deleted) up!"

Wear your "I Voted" sticker with pride.  I look forward to getting mine.  

Later that same day ...
We voted around 10:30 a.m. and the polling place was doing a brisk business.  I was heartened to see such a good turnout and especially the surprise of several 20 to 35 year old males.  Granted they probably voted for Sanders, but they were voting.

The poll lady directed me to my voting booth (a double row of three back-to-back with each other)  by saying, "The Republicans are behind the Democrats" and I grinned and said sotto voce "Not for long" and she laughed out loud.

Seriously, I believe that this time there will be a very respectable voter turnout.   Which is, of course, long past due.    

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