I Voted Today!

Stood in line this morning for about 20 minutes outside of the church polling place, when an elderly volunteer asked us if we were "L-Z?" We of course were (Wilson), so she led us past the entire line! I was there with my wife and 2 little girls, so an advance in line was a nice suprise! But seriously? Are you telling me that A-K voters outnumber L-Z voters 40 to 1? Seriously?
Perhaps that is not the case. Maybe A-K voters take 40x longer to understand how to work those "tricky" voting machines. Then, the L-Z voters walk in, read directions and select the candidate of their choice, and leave 40x faster than the A-Z voters.
Also, the volunteer informed me that I needed to "mash" the screen where needed in order to vote in the specific elections. Now, is the word "mash" necessary?

mash - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
squash, squeeze, crush, squelch
wring - twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
stamp - crush or grind with a heavy instrument; "stamp fruit extract the juice"
steamroller - crush with a steamroller as if to level; "steamroller the road"
tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
telescope - crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
I chose to "press" to appropriate selection instead. I based my vote on candidates with an odd number of letters in their last name. This seemed to me like the most un-bias way to do it....
Just Kidding :-)


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