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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:30 PM

Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks 'Did I vote?'

Source: The Detroit News


Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks 'Did I vote?'
By Tom Greenwood and Rod Beard
The Detroit News



Southfield Township Sometimes dead men really do get to vote.

Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.

"I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," said Houston on Tuesday. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."

Houston laid the victim on the floor and went to work.

"He was dead," Houston said. "He had no heartbeat and he wasn't breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes, he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife's name."

What happened next astounded Houston and the victim's wife.

"The first question he asked was 'Did I vote?'"


Dumbfounded, the man's wife told him that whether he voted was the least of their concerns.

"She told him 'Your life is my concern,'" Houston said.

According to Houston, the man who had a tracheotomy in his throat gulped down a few more breaths and then told her there are only two things that are important to me: "That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do vote."

EMS personnel took the pair to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, but only after the couple wrapped Houston in thanks and hugs.

"It was God's divine word that I be there. Originally, I was just going skip the ballot and just go to lunch that day," Houston said.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121106/METRO02/211060410#ixzz2BTbGnnLl


Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121106/METRO02/211060410/1409/metro/Southfield-Twp-voter-appears-die-then-asks-Did-vote-



If he wasn't sure, perhaps he needs to cast a ballot again....

Vote early- cause you NEVER KNOW when your time has come.

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James48 Nov 2012 OP
codjh9 Nov 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #2
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #3
StarryNite Nov 2012 #4
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #5
redqueen Nov 2012 #6
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #7
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #9
Pakid Nov 2012 #8

Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. Wow - what a story - and I hope he LIVES.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. These Obama voters are really something. We know this is the most important for in our

 

life times for our children and grandchildren and especially the middle class. God bless those who are stand out in those long lines.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. What a great story! nt

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Pregnant Woman Votes En Route To Hospital To Give Birth

Is this a full circle moment or what???

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:40 PM

5. And ... Pregnant Woman Votes En Route To Hospital To Give Birth


Pregnant Woman Votes En Route To Hospital To Give Birth
DU OP here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014293015

BOTH stories are great

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:45 PM

6. Awww...

I hope he's feeling better and they're able to comfortably watch the returns together. What a story.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. So who did he vote for?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:27 PM

9. It's a better than even chance it was Obama.

Southfield Township (a northwest suburb of Detroti, in Oakland County) is a rather diverse community these days. Solidly middle class, Jewish, and African-American as well as Middle-eastern immigrants.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:27 PM

8. That would be me

I would crawl out of my grave to vote against Mitt and all the other right-wing nuts that the GOP has!!!

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