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Early Voting in Evansville, Indiana

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 at 16:53 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008 -- Write a comment


For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn’t in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president. Anyone who doesn’t think that African-American turnout will absolutely SHATTER every existing record is in for a very rude surprise.

  1. Yes, well, that’s true…on the other hand, they are only 11 or 12 percent of the total population. And there are more Hispanics in the US now than African-Americans, a group that is being largely ignored, especially by the Republicans, who despise anyone who is not rich or powerful. . Obama is probably going top win…I hope that he remembers that many white folks voted for him too.

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