I Voted; Did You?

Polls opened at 0600 EST, and I cast my vote at 0830. Turn-out in Putnam County appears a lot higher than usual.

The Big Sister asked Deena,

Mom, when are you going to vote?

“I’ll probably go later, after you’re asleep.”

But, Mom, we should be with you on this important day.


Tomorrow, as in 2000, a bunch of people will get their knickers in a twist over not having certain results from the exit polls. These impatient fools will whine that the Nation needs closure, that we need to know who won right away.

Well, folks, we don’t.

The votes we’ll cast tomorrow will be counted, perhaps several times over. Then the States will certify their Electors, and the Electors will cast their votes, on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. The Congress will count the Electoral votes on January 6th. And, then, in the event of a tie, we’ll wait while the House resolves the situation. It’s an extended process.

We should expect instant gratification?