It was really kind of funny.
My wife voted on her way to work, shortly after the polls opened, and she called me and told me she was #52, there were about 20 or so names on the second page she signed on, and she was the ONLY Republican on that page!
I checked in, and when the first woman checked my ID, she then asked me "Democrat or Republican?" (We have an "open" primary, you can declare any, or even "Just School Board" if you want, and they put the proper ballot on the screen in the booth.)
I said, "I would LOVE to say Democrat just to screw with them and vote for Hillary, but I have to vote for someone on the Republican Ticket." (A former Reagan Conservative State Senator I had is running for her seat again, and she was in a primary battle that was getting dirty....she was the one that drove "Lyin' Lee" Hamilton into retirement in 1996 and 1998 by giving him the biggest fight he had in 30 years, after his last "victory" by less than 100 votes he announced it was his last term...
I HAD to support her! )
This lady then gave me the little Gold card with the big black "R" on it. ANOTHER reason I couldn't ever vote Democrat is the card with the 'D" on it is hot PINK!
Which if you think about it, is kinda fitting!
But when I said what I said, the lady looked at me kind of shocked, but the second lady in line checking signatures against the book laughed out loud, which made the first lady laugh nervously, so I figured the first lady was a Democrat, and the second lady was a Republican...
It was a close call, since most Democrats have such a sour demeanor you can spot them a mile away, but she wasn't that bad, just a little frown all the time
When the second lady was checking my signature against the book, I told her how happy I was the Supremes ruled our "Voter ID Law" was Constitutional, and she quickly said, "Oh so am I , EVERY state should require that! Now it's not so bad here where we know just about everybody, but it's good in the Cities where they CHEAT!" (Confirmation: REPUBLICAN, and not ONLY because she was cheerful and smiling.
The third lady checking me against her book was a dour old lady that looked like she had a piece of lime or habanero pepper stuck under her dentures, probably because she saw my 'R" card, no mistaking a "Cradle to grave" Democrat!
I said nothing to her except spelling my name for like the fourteenth time!
They aren't too quick on the uptake either, those Democrats....
But the fourth lady at the end of the line directing people to the next available booth, was smiling and pleasant, so I asked her if they had been busy, and she said yes, then I asked her was there more Democrats voting or Republicans....
She got a gleam in her eye and said, "Oh by far we have had WAY more Democrats than Republicans, which is kind of interesting, since this precinct is predominantly REPUBLICAN!"
I then said "Ah yes, "Operation Chaos!" and she burst out LAUGHING! (The dour little old lady almost choked on her dentures though....
I then went for broke, and said loud enough for anyone to hear..."I don't mind
screwing with the Democrats, they screwed with us so we got McCain..."
She readily agreed (Confirming can I tell Republicans from Democrats or WHAT!
) but then said "You know I have been reading a lot more on McCain recently and I am starting to get more comfortable with him...."
And then it was my time to vote. (And get my "I Voted!" sticker...
I am not YET ready to vote for McCain, so I voted for Mitt Romney. Huckabee, Paul and Romney were also on the ticket, besides McCain.
I voted for my State Senator (Who won big, so I COULD have done the "Operation Chaos" thing, but then I would still probably be in the shower trying to wash off that "dirty" feeling yet....
The results in tonight's paper showed over 300 people cast Democrat ballots in my precinct, and Hillary won. Only 66 people voted Republican.
In the General, there is usually about 500 people voting in the precinct, and Republicans usually win 80% of the time.
So I would have to agree with Rush, and if what happened in my precinct happened all over the state, I believe Hillary only WON Indiana BECAUSE of "Operation Chaos!"
As it was, the votes still aren't all in, and it looks like she won by just a little over 1%.
I would have been upset with myself if the Closet Marxist had won, for not switching and voting for Billary, though.
Keep her in the race until the convention, at ALL costs!