Election day
Nov 07, 2006

For the first time in my voting history, I actually got to the polls before the lines today. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed to discover that Cambridge uses the same kind of polls that I used in Northfield, MN: the kind where you just fill in the bubbles with a marker. Just once I'd like to use one of the old machines where you actually pull a lever. At least these ones are simple, easy, and unlikely to cause confusion.
Sticking with my view that you should vote for a candidate, not for a party, I cast my ballot for a mix of Republicans, Democrats, Green-Rainbows, Independents, and even a candidate from the Working Families party; I also like to vote for the third party candidates, especially in races where they're only running against one other candidate who's almost definitely going to win. As I'm sure you all have guessed, my vote for governor went to the independent candidate: Christy Mihos. In the last poll he was only polling at 8%, but we can always hope. I do think he's likely to break into double-digits in the actual polls, if nothing else, and I would definitely like to be able to congratulate him as my next governor tonight. Time shall tell. I hope everyone out there who's reading this is going to vote, if they haven't already. And if you're in Massachusetts, vote Mihos for governor!
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