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    I was rushing through the checkout line at the "big box" store (Palm Beach County, Florida) to be home by noon when the checker shared how sad she was that she couldn't be near a television.  Management wouldn't even let her take a break "to see what the first lady was wearing." We got to talking.

    Then she told me that she tried and tried to vote in November. She was born in the US. She brought her birth certificate, marriage certificate and divorce certificate, along with various documents to show where she lived, spent hours, and was finally denied because her birth certificate didn't have an embossed seal!

    She said that her next day off, after the election, she spent finally getting registered to vote for next time.  I thanked her for the time she had spent, and reinforced how important the off year elections were.

    Black, minimum wage, divorced, middle aged lady--the better part of two days to get to vote!

    How many others?

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