Yesterday was primary day in Florida. I'm an independent so I only got to vote for judges and school board and the like.
Join me below for my experience.
This will be short as the encounter didn't last long:
It was starting to rain big fat raindrops of what has been an everyday afternoon thunderstorm here in Central Florida. I walked into my polling place which is the rec room of an old folks apartment building.
I walked up to the desk so they could log me in and give me my stuff and before I could get a word out, this woman walks in and says: "I'm here!" "Here to do my civic duty, do I see you?" She says this to the other lady next to mine. And it was very loud and obnoxious. She struck me as one of those people that feels they have to be noticed.
Anyway, she finished logging in before me and when I turned around there were only 2 empty booths, one on either side of the same woman. So I reluctantly took the one on the very end and she was to my left.
As I opened my folder to begin, she mutters very loudly "That John Mica is a liar".
I ignored her and continued then a minute later, she turns to me a little aggressively, "Can I ask you a question?" I said sure. She shows me her ballot and says "I'm a republican, how come there's only democrats in this column?" (The state attorney race only had 2 dems and a third had dropped out)
I said "probably because that's your only choice because no republicans ran".
She turned back to her desk and said "I can't vote for no damn democrat!"
I said nothing. Finished up and left. All the while thinking, that unfortunately that voter purge of Sick Rotts is rooting out all the wrong voters. This woman should never be allowed to cast a ballot. But that was my emotion simply because so many others who really cherish this right in this country are losing it by the minute and this nincompoop who can't be bothered to inform herself of what/who's on the ballot can.
Anyway. I Will be voting in November. And I will be voting for The President's 2nd term and hopefully for all the dems on the ballot.