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Crazy Olyvil Election Day Coverage: The Texas Edition

November 5, 2008

I am Texan. I love Texas. I wore my Texans for Obama shirt today. Stop badmouthing Texas. You just don’t even know.

So even though Texas will probably end up being a McCain state (what else?), I bring to you some fun anecdotes from the Lone Star state.

First things first, my niece got on the phone with me earlier tonight to inform me of the “good news.” One, she got a voter registration form from ACORN (ha! 7 year olds are good with the political humour), and two, Obama won her elementary school’s election! That’s right, internet. An elementary school deep in the heart of Texas held a mock election and Barack Obama won. The tide is turning in America, friends. And I say this as a moderate.

Don’t wear your Alaska t-shirt to the polls?:

What, she asked, was wrong with her light blue cotton T-shirt, emblazoned with a moose head, fishing poles, and the words “Seward, Alaska”?

The word “Alaska,” a poll worker answered.

“She said it could be misconstrued as support for a candidate,” Hurley said.

She argued with the poll worker, but neither one backed down. The worker told Hurley she could go into the bathroom and flip her shirt inside-out. She even offered duct tape to cover the offending word.

And the best part of the whole article…

During early voting, the clerk’s office got a report of a woman who showed up to a polling place in west Harris County wearing an Obama T-shirt.

She was told she could cover the shirt up, turn it inside out, or not wear it. She chose not to wear it, and voted in her bra.

Yes! Unfortunately, I did not vote in my bra. I was in a school, though. It would’ve been largely inappropriate.

State breakdown as of right now-

Obama: Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin

McCain: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming

Texas still hasn’t been called, so to call this the Texas edition is a little misleading, but ah hell, let’s just give it to the “Sad Grandpa” anyways.

And for fun, let’s watch Matthew Broderick pretend to be Ferris Bueller again.

Watch through to the end, guys.

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