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I ran across a great blog entry at Politico that I thought I'd share with all of you. It is an inspiring piece of writing from Ben Smith's blog. Here's an excerpt from a medical student who voted early in Evansville:

For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn't in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president. Anyone who doesn't think that African-American turnout will absolutely SHATTER every existing record is in for a very rude surprise.

Early voting in Evansville has been strong and steady with 1-2 hours wait. Other nearby counties are reporting even faster wait times. I voted early and it only took 20 minutes in Warrick County.

Originally posted to evansvilleARTprof on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 06:31 AM PST.

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