FRIENDLY CHITCHAT: —-How are you dealing with the weather? —- It’s been nice outside, but I’ve been a bit under the weather myself. First time out in a couple of days. —-I was so happy to see the new commercial center locating in town. —-Yes, but I hated seeing the Thrift store move. —- You look great; I love your haircut.
WHAT YOU DON’T SAY: —-Seems like I know that man. Maybe he works at the tractor store. —-Don’t tell me you’re dumb enough to vote for Biden/Harris. —- Hope that’s not a Trump voter. —- Wow, she sure is looking peaked.
THE LINE BEGINS TO DWINDLE: —- We should get in pretty soon, now. —- It was SOMETHING ELSE about an hour ago. —- Getting chilly now with the sun going down. —- Honey, you sure you have your ID card?
Yes, I have spent my time waiting in the voter’s line. I have always found it pleasant. Felt pleased with the process. Proud to be a citizen. All that nice civic duty and honor was nice.
I’ve been thinking of asking Sammy if he thinks I should make some calls and find out where we can go vote early. We are old. What if we are not able to stand in that line this year? It is not something I want to give up. I don’t want to ever refer to “the year we were afraid to wait in line.”
President Trump has been accused of lying about mail in fraud. I checked it out. https://www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/database-swells-1285-proven-cases-voter-fraud-america That doesn’t seem terribly high to me, but it is the number of convictions. I imagine convictions are small compared to the numbers that are not found. Those who say there is no fraud must be lying; there is fraud. How much? That is in question. But even one cancels my vote! I don’t like it!
I don’t like voting by mail, but I will be in Illinois this November and so I requested an absentee ballot, my first. That was sent out and I monitored it online until the Miami-Dade election officials recorded it as counted. The process took 14 days not counting the time to apply for such a ballot and verify that the application was received and accepted. It is best to vote in person. I would also vote early (if in Florida) to make sure my vote was in.
People need to vote and given the current information about Hunter Biden released by the New York Post I can’t see how any one with a clear conscience can vote for Biden.
People also need to pray. Perhaps primarily people need to pray. Then make sure they vote. May the Spirit of the Lord be on this nation. May justice return to our country.
Amen. Your experience is exactly my point. Make plans and getting it done. I hope you are cloned many times. 😀
We went Tuesday and did early voting— it was pretty smooth— we tried to go Monday but saw the line around the building and with it being Columbus Day, we decided so many folks would take advantage of not having to go to work or school (yes our schools are up and running in person)
Tuesday there were a good many in line, but it was manageable.
I think this mail-in crap is for the birds— unless you are physically unable or serving in the military…and then I think the military should have a system for their folks to vote other than mail-in.
So much fraud and scamming that I don’t trust it— and as far as the post office is concerned— some days we get our mail, some days we don’t and somedays we get mail belonging to the other side of town— so no, no to mail-in ballots
I called about in person early voting. It is only available on Th, Fr, & Sa before the election and it has to be at the county courthouse. I’m sure those lines would be longer than our own precinct line, so I’m on for Election Day. Military needs an efficient system but I know of no reason they could not vote earlier than the regular Day.
I totally agree—and I also agree about your precinct place being easier than the courthouse!!
I’ll put on my happy cap. 😀
I agree with all 5 points you so eloquently made, Oneta! Tally-ho and upward bound I say. Hugs to you for the time to jot it all down and hopefully inspire others to go out and do the same!! VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!!
Thanks, Dawn Marie. Yes, we share the Ray-rah feelings about voting lines and all that goes with them. Yes, yes, yes. VOTE!
I always enjoyed the exciting of voting on Election Day. But because my husband is now legally blind, we use the absentee ballot. But we still vote; so that is the main thing.
I’m sure you vote honestly and early. Harrah for you and your husband. Oh, Happy Day! I hope. 😀
I don’t feel right about all the early voting and Mail in ballots as well. I am hoping that those who pre vote will be counted on Election Day and not prior to or after. I vote in person already to avoid the crowds, but it felt weird.
Can’t vote early here until Oct. 29, 30, 31, and only at the Courthouse. That will be a madhouse for sure since it will be for everybody in the county. My precinct will be better. My husband will probably load up my walker with a seat. That will be helpful. Thanks for your response.