Shiny Happy People Voting Early. Just Look At All These People Not Rigging An Election!
Voters in North Carolina, by'LucidHurricane'
While we think Oregon's perfectly reasonable "everybody votes by mail" system is probably the most efficient way to run an election, we're still partial to going down to the polling place and filling out a ballot, because we get sentimental about the rituals of democracy. But voting on a single Tuesday sucks and is inconvenient, so hooray for the 37 states (and the District of Columbia) that have early voting. Here in Idaho, our very own Kid Zoom mailed in his absentee ballot yesterday, in his very first presidential election, so we took an old "I Voted" sticker off our computer and stuck it on his shirt. So, for no other reason than that voting is awesome, here is a selection of stuff from around the interwebs about people exercising their franchise!
In Ohio, early voting started last week. Cleveland takes early voting seriously. With marching bands. OK, standing-there-on-the-steps bands:
LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED! Doors opened at 8! Cleveland, OHIO i voting early for Hillary pic.twitter.com/YgfIhTdqgx— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) October 12, 2016
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.