I now know a little of how my forefathers felt when they had to vote back in the dark ages. Drove by the polling place around noon while running errands and there were no parking spots, the line wrapping around the building. I live in a somewhat rural setting with just a few of the horse farms, pastures and soybean fields remaining from the onslaught of new home development. Anyway, after errands I decided to return home and walk the mile and a half to vote rather than park on the side of a two lane “country” road, reduced to just one lane because the shoulders have sharp drop offs and many vehicles were partially in the road. Two hours in line to vote against the “shrub” (as my wife calls him or sometimes ‘pig-eyes’). Something to tell my grandkids. “yep I remember the election of 2004, what a year that was, walked on a hot asphalt road for a mile and a half in the glaring sun just to do my patriotic….” Wait a minute. I don’t have kids even. Never mind.
Living in NC for the past 16 years and there is still something I don’t understand. Every election polling place where I’ve voted has been on church property. Not the sanctuary but the adjoining activities hall. Doesn’t that violate the separation of church and state thingy?