Today is the main event here in the United States, as Election Day is finally
upon us. But there has been a record amount of early voting this year, so many
are already done with this. That includes MrsBlue and myself, as we were able to
accomplish our goal of voting last Friday. This actually worked out better than
we could have hoped in light of first-hand reports we heard of hours-long waits
to cast ballots. I mentioned Friday morning that the snowy weather left us
hopeful that the lines wouldn't be that bad, and sure enough, there was just one
person waiting outside the door of our polling place. After less than a minute
all three of us were allowed in, and we were out of there within about five
minutes without having to endure any crowding at all. It seems our arrival
slightly after noon was perfect, as there were about 15 people lined up in the
cold outside by the time we left. Sometimes you just get lucky. I hope everyone
who's eligible votes today or has voted already, and I hope the process is/was
as painless for you as it was for us. I also hope that the outcome doesn't end
up triggering violence, as the rancor of the election season has many on both
sides of the aisle unready to accept the outcome if their candidate loses.
In a timely note, we have a few game keys for
The Political Machine 2020
, Stardock Entertainment's election simulator. If
you'd like a copy, mention it in a comment. I'll make a random drawing, giving
preference to supporters.
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.