Early voting day 3
Dateline: Mooresville North Carolina.
I have been helping out at the Obama booth at the Mooresville Library for the North Carolina early voting. As of 6:00 P.M. today there have been 3334 votes at this particular location.
Today it seemed there were more Republicans voting for some reason and things got a bit nasty. Not on our side of course, because we're honoring the Obama spirit and not getting into any arguments or skirmishes with those who disagree with Obama.
We heard Obama being called the leader of the American Fascist Party, and one called Obama an A******. We had many more today who were willing to talk to us till they found out we're for Obama and then they declined our literature. Overall though it went pretty smoothly except for one time when someone from the elections inside came out and accused us of putting an Obama sticker on someone who didn't ask for it and told us that if we did anything like that again, she'd have us removed from the property.
We all thought it was pretty funny and obviously a Republican fed lie because we never did any such thing. We'd give stickers to those who asked for it, and we'd offer stickers, but not once did we ever stick one on someone, with or without permission and quite frankly we wouldn't waste an Obama sticker on someone who didn't want one. The woman who came out to talk to us is not just an election official but she's also a staunch Republican and she took the complaint at face value rather than consider that it may be a ploy to try to get us removed, which they can't do anyway. We told her to proctor us all she wants to, she won't find us doing anything wrong. She then said, well we WILL be watching you closely out of the window and if we see you do anything wrong there will be trouble. We said that's fine, watch us all you want. We called our boss at the local office just to let him know about the problem. The thing that the election official probably didn't know is that a candidate for congress who was handing out election material had been watching us closely and seeing how we did things, and HE'S a cop from Cornelius NC. He said, after hearing about the complaint that he had not seen us doing anything wrong and that if the lady comes out again to complain, we should tell her to come talk to him. She said she'd call the cops, probably not knowing one was already there.....the candidate.
In North Carolina, if you're a resident of the county where you happen to be trying to vote at, and you have not registered yet, you can do it right there and THEN vote. That is what my roommate Lilybillie23 from NP did today. This was her first time voting ever, and she decided to after watching Obama's DNC acceptance speech.
We had many people come by again who were totally inspired by Obama and it was amazing to see so many senior citizens voting for Obama. Not just black senior citizens but the white ones who you'd typically think are Republican old school. It was quite heartwarming to see that Obama appeals to even 80 yr olds.