~~~*~~~While waiting for Yoga to start at the YMCA, I was approached by a Haitian woman who asked me if I was waiting to vote. (The YMCA is also used as a Voting Precinct )This Haitian woman said they (meaning the Republican pollsters) said she could not vote and she didn't understand why.
I asked her if she was a citizen of the United States (she had already told me she was from the Dominican Republic) and she said yes. She said back in 2008 when she went to the Orlando Convention Center to be sworn in as a citizen of The United States, the five groups that were sworn in were surrounded by Democratic Party members afterwards and they were very insistant that she register as a Democrat and that she could use her phone to donate $5 to help Obama's campaign.
My blood pressure started to rise and I became livid! This really just pisses me off!
First I kindly explained to her that unless she is registered as a Republican she could not vote tonight. I explained that this vote was only for Republicans to vote for a Republican candidate to run against Obama. Florida is also a Closed Primary state.
Mean while, I asked her if she had a voter's registration card. She said yes, they mailed one to her back in 2008 so she could vote for Obama but she doesn't want to vote for him again.
I asked her if she still had her Voter's Registration Card. She said no. She said she threw it away because it was only good for the year 2008.
Are you kidding me????
Are you feeling my anger yet?
I told her she should Google all the political parties to decide which party she felt most aligned with her own political beliefs and then she should go the court house and re-register to vote under the party of her choice.
And people wondered how Obama ever got elected as President of the United States.
Now you know.
I'm disgusted that people vote blindly for candidates.
What happened to this misinformed woman when she became a citizen of the United States is considered illegal persuasion.
~Pissed Off in Florida