Roberto and I walked over to one of the early voting places today and voted. Our state rep was out there, as was her opponent. R shook his hand, but I just said “nice to meet you” and moved on up to shake my current reps’ hand.
There was a line — at 1:00 p.m. on a Sunday. Once we got up to the doorway, we saw the “poll watchers.” One was a middle-aged white guy. He had his little notepad and pen ready. While we were there, one guy had to fill out a form. The election judge was strict about what the guy could do and the “poll watcher” kept his mouth shut.
When I went in to vote, I saw another “poll watcher” sitting at the end of the voter booth line. On the way out, I saw another person who could have been a “poll watcher.” So, perhaps there were two or three people hanging out and looking for something wrong.
It should be obvious that I live in a minority majority area. I wonder how voters in majority white districts would feel if the same were done in their voting precincts. King Street Patriots would cry foul if a bunch of black and brown people did what those white people did.
While the Republicans have lots of signs, I don’t think it will make a difference. I’m feeling pretty confident that Dems will prevail.
knock knock knock, twu, twu twu.