From the annals of early voting lore

Ninety minutes ago, walking into my regional library and early voting location to pick up a copy of an Olivier bio, a well-chosen Cuban mulatto no older than 21 or 22 wearing a Vance Aloupis shirt asked if I’d voted.

“I hope you voted Republican.”

“Sure didn’t,” I said.

“I thought you wanted bipartisan solutions. To make this country great.”

“I don’t. I want to be as partisan as possible.”

His mouth fell open and he walked away. Clearly this wasn’t in the scripted responses he expected.

Life is made of small victories.

2 thoughts on “From the annals of early voting lore

    1. humanizingthevacuum Post author

      Most Cubans who came before 1980 don’t identify as white because the United States didn’t treat them as black, especially in Jim Crow-era Miami.

      Reply

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