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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:07 PM

I voted against her before I voted for her

I'm proud to report that I sent my ballot this morning. I had to vote absentee because I am volunteering for voter protection in a swing state. I live in a safe blue state so my vote won't matter much, but I was proud to cast my vote for the first woman president of the United States.

It took me a little while to decide which party to vote for (I live in a state with cross endorsements). I considered voting for Hillary on the Women's Equality Party line because I thought that would be nice symbolism, but ended up sticking with Working Families because they do good work holding state politicians accountable from the left, and some of the people who are active with the party are people I used to work with in labor.

I briefly considered leaving the Congressional ballot blank because I really don't like the anti-worker Democrat we nominated, but held my nose and voted for him because it could be a competitive district, although polling by our local paper suggests otherwise.

Technically, I have voted against Hillary Clinton twice before, in 2008 and 2016 in the primaries. Both times, it was more of a vote for her opponent than against her, and when I cast my vote today I was actually really excited to vote for her. Not quite as excited as I was to vote for President Obama, but I definitely felt like I was casting my vote more for Hillary than against Trump.

Let's go make herstory!

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:24 PM

1. I had a tough time in 2008 when this guy "Barack Obama" came out of nowhere. I was firmly

 

with Hillary...but I really liked this "new guy". I voted for her as planned, but I figured this was a win win for me anyway. No matter whom the nominee was I liked them and they had my full support.

I really liked Bernie too...another win win I figured if Clinton couldn't pull it out. I had my doubts about Bernie winning in a general election because I don't think the moderate middle is quite ready for his platform...I firmly believe one day that will not be the case...but for right now it is.

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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 02:05 PM

2. Tomorrow will be the first time I'll vote for Hillary Clinton.

And it doesn't bother me one bit.

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