I voted early today. Usually a vote a couple of hours later, but a little after 7:00, I was in line, waiting to vote.
I thought the number of people voting might be sparse, so I asked Esther, an election worker for 13 years, how the turnout was.
She said: “This is amazing. Usually at this time, it is me and the birds in the parking lot!”
She said the voting had been steady, at much higher levels than she was used to.
I did a little totally unscientific exit polling. I asked the couple behind me in the picture if they had voted for Hillary or Trump. They emphatically said “Trump!”
It is not surprising. Arizona is a Conservative state, and Yuma is a conservative part of Arizona.
People say this is the most important election ever. I think the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, and Dubya Bush in 2000, were equally significant. Without Reagan we would not have won the Cold War, and the push for English style gun control would not have been stymied. Without President Bush, Al Gore would have destroyed the economy with insane EPA regulations, and the irrational “Assault Weapons” ban would have been enhanced and renewed.
A president Trump offers a welcome rollback of government power, and a chance to build a Supreme Court majority that actually respects the Constitution, and especially the Second Amendment.
A president Hillary will take us to depths of corruption never seen before. Her inept foreign policy will further weaken our sovereignty and confuse our allies. Her Supreme Court picks will gut the Bill of Rights, particularly the Second Amendment, and First Amendment protections for speech, press, and religious freedom.
Much rides on the outcome.
No matter who wins, the old establishment media has been shown to be completely partisan. That will change much. If you have not voted, do so. You can find the nearest polling place on the Internet. I did.
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