|I was, for the most part, able to keep up with the challenges, although the challenges became challenging when we had our presidential primary in New York State. Working for 16 hours as an election inspector was fun but exhausting. I think that my favorite voter comment was from the lady who slammed her Republican ballot down on the table and announced, “I’m not voting for any of these people! Give me the Democratic ballot.” We couldn’t do it. It’s sort of like a person who buys a vanilla ice cream cone. After a bite or two, the person says, “I don’t like vanilla! Take this back! I want strawberry.” Um. No. That’s not happening. But, nevertheless, it was funny.
This presidential election has been bizarre, to say the least. During the challenge, I was motivated to write political satire, which I actually did three time. I hope that my readers were as amused by the antics of Mighty Mouth (Republican) and Midas Mouth (Democrat) as I was. I’m a little less amused by the real candidates and am looking toward the future with more dread than usual.
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Methinks the election choices this year are but another facet of the A2Z challenge- can we use the alphabet to explain these results?
For once (I live in New York State, too) or primary mattered. And it really brought out things that I never thought about until recent years because I didn't know better. Why does New York have closed primaries (i.e. you can't cross over and vote for someone running in the other party). Why is there no early voting? Why can't you register the same day that the primary is held? Why does NY have so many practices that are so archaic? My mother in law, somehow, didn't check the box for party affiliation when she changed her residence from another NY county last year, and as a result, she couldn't vote at all (no way to correct it the day of voting). What is fair about that?