Hermitage Richmond: “I Voted”
December 2, 2016
Source: Nov. 8, 2016. Washington Post.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D) and his wife, Anne Holton, arrived on foot at their local polling place, the Hermitage in Richmond, just before 6 on Tuesday. They showed their photo IDs and were handed fill-in-the-bubble ballots. Then, they fed them into the machine. Hillary Clinton’s running mate left with an “I Voted” sticker on his jacket.
“Just turn out and participate,” Kaine said. “I’ve talked on the trail a lot about the year that I was in Honduras and went there and took voting for granted. I was a regular – somewhat regular — but not every-time voter. I was 22. And then to live in a country where people couldn’t vote, and they prayed for the day when they could, it really made me now not take it for granted.
“I think the sign of a vigorous democracy is one where a lot of people participate. We just went over 200 million registered voters in the country for the first time. All the early vote signs are very strong in terms of people energy and desire to participate. But I just hope that carries through the day.” Full article
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