Thank you so much for helping Whistleblower patch together this crazy quilt of voter experiences this Election Day. Despite the litany of malfunctions, frustrations and confrontations, things actually went pretty well for most voters, it appears. I’m sure I’ll hear more about what went wrong in the days ahead.
I’ll leave you with these accounts from voters who wanted to channel happiness:
No problem here…just a very long line. It is exciting to see many people take advantage of their right to vote! (Jeff Marchand, New Brighton).
Finally, before I took my ballot over to slip it into the machine, I took a last look at my choices. It’s not often that you know that your vote will make history. It was something to savor. (Joanne Meehl, Maple Grove).
I was greeted with friendly smiling faces of poll workers ready to have me sign in and cast my vote. There were no lines and I was in and out all toll about 10 – 15 minutes. I spent the most time voting on the second page of the ballot with over 30 Judges running and most were unopposed. It was a wonderful experience to again participate in our blessed freedom to cast my vote. We are so lucky to enjoy this freedom in America. (Michael Cunniff, Edina).