Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wanted: Election Observers

Here is a link that I found on Shambles Manor which, in turn, I found on Sylvia's blog, The View from Over the Hill.
LogoThere is
person with the name Barack Obama in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

What's really on my mind today is the election. I'm increasingly nervous about the way the Republicans are setting up an atmosphere of voter fraud accusations. I hope this doesn't mean that we will have another one of those long, contested elections that ends with us all being suspicious of the outcome. I've never been one for paranoia, but I am increasingly uneasy and will continue to be so until this administration/regime is out.

I'm mailing in my absentee ballot today. I've been reluctant to let it go, thinking that someone might lose or miscount it.

I wish that all the other democracies in the world would send representatives to oversee our election, to make sure that it is a fair one and to see that everyone has a chance to vote. We used to be the ones who brought democracy to other countries; now our own freedoms need some shoring up.


Sylvia K said...

Like you, I get more paranoid about the election every day. Just the idea of going through what we did 8 years ago is enough to make me lose whatever meal I just had. Every day you read more garbage that the republicans keep dishing out and frankly, I'm scared silly -- or whatever being totally scared reduces you to.

Margie's Musings said...

I too am leery of what election day will bring us. I hope and pray all will go smoothly.

Anonymous said...

Yes, these are indeed days of high anxiety.

You're going to hear taxes,voter fraud, who's the most patriotic for the next 17 days. There's nothing else they can say. Two things you can always count on from Republicans, taxes and voter fraud. That's their two whining points every election cycle.

Judy said...

I don't think I can stand another hanging chad episode or anything near it. I just want it to go smoothly and be over and Obama to win!