Did you hear it? I know I did. I started hearing it about 7:00 PM Central time. That was an hour after the polls had closed in the Eastern Time zone. The reports started coming in that the upset so many of us have been predicting, yet others like myself had feared to call so as not to jinx, was starting to materialize. It was at about that point I actually began to breathe a little freer, and felt a little lighter.
But let me back up a bit. I went to my polling place today, and I was encouraged by the fact that there were lots of cars in the lot. I had to circle the parking lot once to find a space. Once that was done, I entered the polling place and immediately found an open booth at which I could play fill in the dots. There were lots of booths, and actually, there were lots of people there using them, too. Obviously, the dirty tricks division had missed my precinct. Yeah!
After I filled out my two ballots (one for candidates, one for bond issues (LOTS of bond issues)), I walked to the scanner. My smile broadened just a bit to see it was an ES&S machine. According to the HBO Documentary
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