“You Guys” appear to have “Won”.
Since I will have to live with the result, I sincerely wish you the best of luck with that.
I spent election day being the “Presiding Judge” overseeing the election process at a small town Ohio precinct. To quote Mark twain on being tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail, “If it weren't for the Honor of the occasion, I'd rather walked. “
This was the first time I'd been a poll worker, let alone “In charge of Polling”. What it meant was that I got up at 4:30 am, set up the polling place starting at 5:30, opened the polls at 6:30, did not leave the table where I was “presiding” from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm except to settle polling issues. My primary “job” was in seeing that voters who voted them understood how to fill out a provisional ballot well enough to fill out the ballot. ( That and, as soothingly as possible, explain why they had to vote “provisionally”, and why, if they continued to insist on their right to vote “non-provisionally” and became obstreperous about it, they would have to leave) ( only two of those, fortunately)
At 7:30, my “opposite party” worker and I shut down the polling place, and he and I transported the ballots and memory cards from the machines over to the board of elections, arriving with them not later than 9:30, under penalty of law. We got there about 9:00, finally unloaded about 9:45. I took him home and got home myself about 10:30. A pleasant little 16 hour day. . Plus 4 hours of training the previous week, plus 2 hours picking up supplies on Saturday, let's call it 22 hours of steady work (no breaks) for a total fee of $120 dollars. Just over $5.00 dollars an hour. Closer to $4.00 after taxes.
Like I said, if it weren't for the Honor, I would rather have walked.
But there IS the “Honor” of it. Even to having to spend an hour and a half in my tiny Toyota cooped up with a full blooded Native American Democrat with whom I shared custody of the ballots while returning them to the board of Elections. I Tea Party. He helped occupy Xenia. We both hate politicians.
Maybe that's a start.
Anyway, I just woke up long enough to see who won. Congratulations, I think.
Good luck with the Politician thing, we're all going to need it.
I'm going back to bed now, will enlarge on my thoughts, this post election day, later.
( Got to get up by noon, to do my Church youth group, back at 10 pm)