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Here's Hoping - Riffs and Licks
steelbrassnwood
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Here's Hoping
My polling place was mobbed this morning; I was the 162nd voter in my election district. In the primaries, I was the 11th. Let's hope this is happening in states where it matters!

My big disappointment was not being able to vote in the bizarre race in the 57th Assembly District. Roger Green, who resigned the seat in disgrace four months ago for illegitimate expense reimbursements, is running for it again. And the party organization redrew the lines so that Hakeem Jeffries, who lives a block away from me and nearly knocked Green out of his seat in the 2002 primary, is no longer in the district. So rather than voting against Green, I got to vote for Park Slope's assembly person, Joan Millman.

Voting against Green would have meant either pulling a Republican lever or writing in a Green Party candidate, Susan Metz. As disgusted as I am with the Green Party's work on Bush's behalf, I probably would have voted for her, because I like her on the issues, and voting on misguided principal rather than common sense is what caused the 2000 mess in the first place.

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regyt From: regyt Date: November 2nd, 2004 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. He must be taller than he looks in his photo. It's great he's getting started so early!
regyt From: regyt Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, ha... the photo was taken by the 19 year old brother, of the booth and of the 10 year old brother.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I get it. I still think it's great you brought the 10-year-old with you.
shunn From: shunn Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Wish I'd thought to bring a camera. Did you use a flash? Did anyone object?

I believe I was 33rd in our district. Our polling place wasn't crowded at all at 7:30 this morning—we were in and out in ten minutes. Hopefully it picks way up during the day.

On reflection, I sort of wish I'd voted for my candidates in the Working Families Party column instead of the Democratic column, but maybe it was common sense directing my hands.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: November 2nd, 2004 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Cell phone camera, so no one noticed. I voted for everyone but Kerry in the WF column.
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