A Good Day

Nov. 9th, 2006 12:18 am
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Even better than taking the House, and possibly the Senate, is knowing that our voting system is not completely broken. Knowing that there still is a way to make a difference without being the one who programs the Diebold machines.

I'm sad to say that I had very little to do with the victories yesterday, even less than I tried to. I found myself with the afternoon off (because I canceled a meeting that I knew I wasn't going to pay attention to), and called the local Democratic party to find out if they still needed poll workers. Watching to make sure no one gets cheated out of their vote strikes me as the really important work. They said sure, come on down, but once I got there they sent me out canvassing for the Duckworth campaign. I knew her campaign was incompetent, but it turned out they'd already had people canvassing the same area earlier in the day. People were not thrilled to see us. And Duckworth lost, of course, so our district has contributed another worthless member of the minority party. But they're the minority party, so I'm happy anyway.

Date: 2006-11-09 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersky.livejournal.com
It's not that it's perfect, it's just that they counted the votes.

And thank you for making the effort of trying to help, even if it turned out to be futile.

Date: 2006-11-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
Exactly. Imperfect I could deal with. Broken... if the Republicans had "won" both houses again, Nameseeker was starting to say that Canada really isn't so cold after all. (It's a beautiful, civilized country, but she has a circulatory disorder and is generally happiest at around 75 degrees F.)

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