October 31, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Letter from a Florida poll watcher

Via Talking Points Memo:
The best of all was an 80 year old African American man who said to me: "When I first started I wasn't even allowed to vote. Then, when I did, they was trying to intimidate me. But now I see all these folks here to make sure that my vote counts. This is the first time in my life that I feel like when I cast my vote it's actually gonna be heard."

To see people coming out -- elderly, disabled, blind, poor; people who have to hitch rides, take buses, etc -- and then staying in line for hours and hours and hours... Well, it's humbling. And it's awesome. And it's kind of beautiful.

Sometimes you forget what America is.

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