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BEHIND ENEMY LINES? MY EXPERIENCE AS A DEMOCRATIC POLL WATCHER IN THE SOUTH

Put your pantsuit on Penny! I confidently put on my newly acquired pantsuit that warm November morning. Today America would be voting into office the first female President of the United States and I would be there to witness it! Frustration and disbelief consumed me, once Donald Trump was named as the Republican Party’s candidate The outright racism, misogyny, etc.¬†combined with his complete disregard for the truth, shook me to my core, and living in Tennessee, I was surrounded by his supporters (including friends and family members!) With the unending right-wing propaganda being spewed about voter fraud, ¬†I decided to volunteer as a poll watcher for the Democratic Party, and see what was really going on at the polls. A spy in our midst I…