Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election Night

Wow... might it be a long night...
Officials predicted a turnout of 117.5 million to 121 million people, the most ever and rivaling the 1960 election in the percentage of eligible voters going to the polls. That in and of itself is pretty awesome.
I talked to a friend this morning about his experience growing up in India, where the voting process was incredibly corrupt. He told me a few stories of people trading boxes of real voting cards for fake ones, officials turning a blind eye while people stuffed ballots, and a climate where people ran to vote early in the morning in case they closed the polls due to intimidation and cheating. We really do have quite a privilege in this country.

No comments:

Post a Comment