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Tru Storie #4,795,223: Voting Errors. [Nov. 4th, 2008|04:00 pm]
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I voted. My vote was anti-climactic, because I actually look over and decide the ballot hours before I go. I had a cheat sheet with all the names and proposal answers written on a lil' 3x5 card, folded and tucked in my shirt pocket. My mom pushed me to be a Cub Scout.

Unlike most people, I actually vote every year. So, unlike everyone who was like "shit I don't even know if this is the right place," I didn't have any worries. They shouldn't have had any, either, but there were plenty of confused looks and questions, despite the huge fucking sign set up by the precinct, the one right in front of them, complete with a street map and a list in big font of all streets in the precinct. Bah, fuck 'em. Yeah I know, fuck me too, I take my useless vote with a cup of srs bsnss.

There were a lot of people. A lot, like I'd never seen so many people at the precinct. Ever. News reports weren't kidding about the voter turnout. It was as if everyone was promised free tacos, and they were all coming to get their free taco coupon. Then they found out that wait times were over an hour. Then they got impatient with the line. Then voting became "I just wanna get this over with," like they were going to give birth, as they played with their cell phones, chatted up the family, friends, and neighbors, lamenting their rights.

Some fancy-shmancy well-to-do business mother ahead of me got sent two registrations in the mail, and she told the voting rep that she thought she already had some lackey do whatever about it with the city clerk. The rep called the city clerk about it. Apparently, Ms. Fancy's lackey didn't do whatever enough. City clerk told the representative to tell Ms. Fancy to get fucked ... again. For her, there would be no "I Voted" sticker.

She was having a shit fit, sitting at a round table in the middle of the big church gymnasium, with the voting rep, yelling on the cell phone, as I strolled past her in line with my finished ballot. "She's such a little bitch," Ms. Fancy said, as she hung up on the lackey. Judging from the conversation, I think that the lackey was one of Ms. Fancy's daughters ... the nut doesn't fall far from the tree?

Ms. Fancy said some more hateful things about the lackey to the voting rep, who sat there with her like a fresh doctor who really hadn't told anyone that their loved one was dead yet. The rep comforted her, and she said to Ms. Fancy, "Don't worry, we'll get your vote to count."

Sucks to be that lady. Meh, she was probably gonna vote for McCain, anyway.

Wisdom Demotivator.
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From: hulagalinthesky
2008-11-04 09:13 pm (UTC)
A+!
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 09:34 pm (UTC)
Here's to people actually thinking there were free tacos at the voting precincts!
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[User Picture]From: dadxer
2008-11-04 09:43 pm (UTC)
No free tacos.

But, free ice cream from Ben and Jerry's, doughnuts from Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts, free random fried foods, and free beers all are go with the "I Voted" sticker.

She was probably mad that she wasn't going to get her free coffee from starbucks.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 09:45 pm (UTC)
Definitely, the lackey wasn't getting the new iPod for Christmas. No fucking way, not after this injustice.
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[User Picture]From: dadxer
2008-11-04 09:47 pm (UTC)
The lackey was probably David Stern.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 09:50 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if they had some of the bailout money from the government. Because when we're #1, we go before women and children.
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[User Picture]From: dadxer
2008-11-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
PS

Who needs tacos when you've got dongs?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27455136/
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 09:54 pm (UTC)

It's raining freebies

God damn, I wonder if this echoes in the illegal market. Voted? Pimps give away their hos' services for a huge discount, dealers give out a "buy 4, get the 5th free" on your drug of choice ...
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2008-11-04 11:12 pm (UTC)
Does Michigan use electronic voting machines or something else? What's the form and procedure (I is curious, that's all).



Edited at 2008-11-04 11:13 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure for all districts, but the system's modernized enough to use scantron in the metro Detroit area.
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2008-11-04 11:22 pm (UTC)
The which the what? Can you describe that in more simple terms (I'm curious how Americans vote, as opposed to Canadians and British who use a mark 1 pencil to inscribe an X next to the candidate of their choice. These papers are then placed in a large metal box for some poor bean counter to, well, count.).

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
Well, in schools they got this thing called scantron.

http://www.scantron.com/

Basically, the idea on scantrons is, when you have a test in school, on the scantron you fill in an oval associated with the answer you chose, etc, and when run through a machine, it checks your answer against what was the correct answer, and it automatically bean counts.

That's similar to what we all had. We had a big long scantron where we could fill in the oval of our choices, and then it gets run through a machine, hopefully not checking our answer against what would be someone's 'correct' answer, lol.
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[User Picture]From: thecesspit
2008-11-05 04:11 am (UTC)
I know the type of thing. How awkward, it seems to me at least... but there we go, I know you guys are voting on more than just a president, but other important stuff.

Though why bother, ABC has declared it, without all the votes counted :>
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-11-05 04:44 am (UTC)
I grew up with scantrons, so it made for a modern way to do my thing.

When they kept saying that the elections were riggable, that is plausible ... but it's not easily possible. This Obama win pretty much shows everyone just how godawful the previous two Democratic choices were.
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