Here in Williamston, MI, the polling place was full up at 9:30 AM. We had about a 20 minute wait in line, during which we heard that they had received about 1000 absentee ballots, where they usually have about 300 of those to process. Diane and I had printed off our sample ballots the better to look up the various candidates. This was a good thing, especially for the various judge positions, where no political affiliation is listed. I used the League of Women Voters site, the Lansing Association for Human Rights site, the Michigan Family Forum site (useful as an indication of trouble wherever they endorsed a candidate), and the Gannett Voter Guide site. Diane looked up somewhere that listed people who had received campaign funding from “animal rights” groups. One of those confirmed our likely choice of the opponent, but two of the people we were otherwise inclined to vote for were tainted by that association. We plan on sending them letters stating our opposition to the radical “animal rights” agenda.
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