Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Romney Wins in Landslide!

The polling era the Complete and Total Loser voted in today harkened back to the 1930s. People at tables with sheets of paper and pens, crossing off names as they shouted them back and forth, with some having trouble hearing. Men in suits, women with their readers on. A bowl of candy at the desks of both parties. (Appropriately, the Democrats' table was on the left, the Republicans' was on the right.) 
In the city, where the Loser lived and voted for twenty years before moving to the suburbs in December after his parents died, he used a machine. Not here. Here he was issued a worn manilla folder with a big piece of paper inside with ovals to darken next to the candidates of his choosing. He took it to a tiny stand up desk with little curtains around it and filled in his choice with a ball point pen. Then, using mid 20th century technology, he fed it into a machine that scanned it, probably, and tallied the vote electronically. 
The Loser's ballot, all filled in.
The Loser voted Democratic, straight ticket. Considering that his parents left him a sizable amount of money, this goes against his economic self interests. But then, the Loser figures he's just doing what most Republican voters do. Also, he likes to vote for the candidate he believes will do the greatest good for the greatest number of people and this year, that's the Democrats.

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