Yesterday was not so great. Car trouble, friends in hospitals, mostly an interrupted day from about 4:30 am to nearly midnight last night. Alas, woe is me, life made me hit a lick for an entire day at my exalted age.
And, meanwhile, I voted. On Monday. I have exercised the franchise, cast my ballot to reduce the national debt. At least, that was my intention. And, at the polling places I oversaw (exactly two) the early turnout was considerable. One site literally had lines out the door and around the corner for awhile on Days One and Two.
I have no real explanation for why so many people are showing up early for this election. I consider three possibilities, and you may have some more>
- Like me, people are exhausted. They made up their minds long ago, the least of two tough choices and now they just want their part over and done.
- Many do not wish to run the risk of large lines on the actual election day, November 6.
- Many are energized by the campaigns and wish to make their voices heard now.
And you may have some other ideas. There are people who will not cast a vote early because they believe the old story about those early votes not being counted. Personally, I think it would be easier to “miss a few” on the heaviest days instead of on the lighter days. You decide.
As for me, I voted, I am done and I am glad. Let the repenting begin.
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