Early voting in Texas

I got my Obama shirt! Husbear thinks it’s a little fug, and it is, but I didn’t want a plain boring one. Plus the ones on his website are all backlogged, it takes forever to get them. I can’t even get a yard sign.

Hushbear and I went to vote in the primary today, in Texas you can early vote from the 18th to the 29th and can go to any polling location. They make it super easy, you don’t even have to have your voter registration card, your ID is enough. They just look you up in the computer. There is really no reason to not vote in the primary here, it is so easy and takes little effort.

I was so excited because there was actually a line at the polling location! We got there and all of the booths were filled, and I would say that there were about 15 people ahead of us. I don’t think I heard a single person saying that they were voting Republican. Now let’s just hope that they weren’t republicans going and voting for Hillary since McCain already has it in the bag.

I hate people who say that they are going to vote in the other party’s primary to mess with the results. That’s really shitty. That is not the point of voting, just keep your ass at home.

I also hate people who say “It doesn’t matter who you vote for, just vote!!!!!” The fuck it doesn’t. I think everyone should vote, but I don’t think you should vote blindly. Know what you want, don’t vote in elections that you don’t know anything about. One of the guys that works with Hushbear was urging his wife to vote in 2004. She had no clue who to vote for and asked him who she should pick. The dumbass got very dramatic and said “It doesn’t matter, vote for Bush, vote for Kerry, who cares, just vote!!!!”

No, no, no, no, no! Don’t just vote! Seriously, if you don’t care, just stay home. It obviously doesn’t matter to you. Stop telling people that they have to vote and it doesn’t matter for whom. It does matter!

We have a system here in Texas that allows you to vote in the primary and again in the caucus. At the Obama rally at the Toyota Center on Tuesday (it was freaking packed, capacity is 19,000 and I think it was at capacity) they were passing out pamphlets telling people how to do both. You have to get a receipt showing that you voted in the primary, but it’s easy to do that. The guy running the line I was in asked if I wanted to vote in the caucus and gave me my receipt.

The guy in Hushbear’s line didn’t ask or offer. The woman in front of Hushbear asked him twice if she was getting the ticket for the caucus and he said yes, she had all she needed. All I could see in her hands were her instructions on what to ask for and her code for the voting machine. I am going to hope that he gave it to her and I just didn’t see it. I don’t want to put my tinfoil hat on and think he was purposely not giving it to people.

About SP

Recovering pharmacy technician, History BA, wife to a workaholic, mommy to one pup and two boys, epileptic, vegetarian. I've got a mouth like a sailor & find myself becoming more cynical & more liberal all the time.
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