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Neverending Story: Election Day is here…finally!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 4, 2008 by Paxton

Well, after what feels like a campaign that lasted most of my adult life, it’s finally time to go out and participate in the democratic process (which, we aren’t really a democracy, but a mostly two party republic, however that’s a discussion for a different blog). We finally can put an end to this non-stop political circus the current presidential campaigns have become. Whoever wins, I’ll just be glad this is over. Let’s move on, man. I want to get back to watching TV, playing video games and pretty much acting like our government doesn’t exist. It’s what I do.  *shrugs*

I got up early and went to my designated location around 6:45am to get my voting done.  I was a bit surprised at the unbelievably complicated and technical voting booths the state of Florida provided us.  Check them out:

I believe this was an e-voting booth and they just chucked the hardware and attached a pen. If it was good enough for Lincoln, it’s good enough for us.  I’m surprised that they didn’t provide a quill pen with ink well.  I guess the Florida voting debacle of 2004 warranted another change in the process. I felt like I was taking the Stanford Achievement Test in junior high, coloring in circles and placing my ballot in the scanning device. Could they muck up the voting process any more? I mean, I guess if you change the process over and over, an official who didn’t get elected can point at the voting process as the reason they lost because we all know that if a candidate loses, it’s the fault of voter fraud, or voter error or hanging chads.  It’s not that the system worked.

But that’s just me.  I’m tired from a long day of training (yes, I’m back in training).  Get out and vote, people.  Let your voice be heard, otherwise you have no reason to complain when everything comes crashing down around us like an imploding casino.