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View Diary: Update from Colorado's Recall Election on the ground view [Monday AM Updates 6 & 7] (51 comments)

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    When I dropped off an elderly, disabled veteran, (registered as Unaffiliated) he was contacted that morning by one of our volunteers. The voter told me he usually voted Republican. He is a former computer programmer, possessing cantankerous pride and self-esteem, though now on hard times. When we reached the curb at the voting center, and he was having trouble getting out of the car a Yes-Man ran up to help him, (kudos). In misguided audacity the helping Recall supporter then said:

    I hope you are voting to Recall Morse?

    It was a thing of beauty when reality came face-to-face to the Yes Man's fantasy. The voter spoke with deep conviction and indignation.

    "I am not here to vote yes to anything. I was not driven here by you, a misinformed Yes Men either, it was you who tried to suppress my vote so I couldn't vote Mail In with dignity.”  
    His reply silenced the jeering group of gun enthusiasts, mostly 60-year old men as he walked past them with his cane, clad in his Korean Veterans hat.

    Hey, Repubs and special interests: You don't just rob people of votes. You don't just cause them inconvenience.  You rob them of dignity while pouring salt in the wound by declaring them suspected cheats.

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    by Inland on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 08:08:54 AM PDT

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