Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Voted!!

I live in Illinois. This is a fact. It is also a fact that 5 out of our last 7 governors are or have been in jail or are headed there. Yesterday another alderman plead guilty to corruption charges, he makes 28. Awesome aren't we. "Chicago politics" has become the namesake of corruption in this nation.
That being said today was our primary election. There has been a lot of talk about this election and how republicans could take over what has been staunchly democratic for some time.
Now those that know me and my politics know that while I am conservative I am not affiliated with either party. In fact I find the whole partisan system to be corrupt, but alas it is what it is. And today was a primary election so I had to decide which party to vote with. Being the conservative that I am I voted wtih the republicans.
Now the cute moment. So it is all senior citizens that run the polling places around here and the people ahead of me were voting democrat. When the lady went to hand me a republican ballot she said to me whispering "there has been a big republican turn out today, usually all democrat, but people are fed up with what is going on and excited to vote republican." I found it very cute that she would tell me, and even more cute that she felt the need to whisper, but also very exciting. Maybe some in Chicago and Illinois are finally deciding that they are tired of the pattern of corruption and ready to try for something better.

1 comment:

Perplexio said...

I voted as well. When I heard about the expected low voter turnout it further steeled my resolve to vote. The fewer people who vote, the more weighted those votes become.

Considering how close both the Republican and Democratic gubenatorial primaries are I'm glad I did vote. Granted, the guy I voted for only won 15% and was not one of the top 3 who seem to be neck and neck with each other.