Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Day is Here

Today is Election Day. If I were someone who felt obligated to give public service messages, I would give the obligatory "No matter who your candidate is, participate in the democratic process and please vote."

Luckily, I don't feel so obligated. In fact, if you are daft enough to cast a vote for Democrats today, I pray that you are simply too stupid to find your polling place. But since dead and fictitious people will likely be voting today, you"ll probably get there.

In fact, the brilliant Secretary of State has been so asleep at the switch over voter registration issues and the rollout of these new machines, don't be surprised if you show up to vote and find out you already have. Twice.

I have no doubt that Obama will win in Connecticut. But I have a sneaking suspicion that the overall national election will be much closer than the pundits have indicated.

I expect a most fascinating day...


mccommas said...

I thought the same thing. Turned out to be wishful thinking.

Two of my friends showed up to vote and they always vote -- and their names were gone!

They got the run around. One of them fought back hard and got to vote after they discovered he was on file but not on the list.

The other one just filled out a provisional ballot which just has the presidential race.

I called the Sec of the State and talked to a smart lawyer. He said it sounded like they skipped a few steps. They both should have been on the inactive list at the very least.

I am going to download the form the lawyer told me about from Election Enforcement and give it to them tomorrow. Both were in Killingly and both men were Republicans.

Here is a complaint form. Fill one out if you know of any more of this.


mccommas said...