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November 8, 2016 · My Experience As A Democratic Poll Watcher in the South

That fateful November morning in 2016 Somewhat nervously, I pulled on my newly acquired pantsuit and donned my official poll-watcher badge. 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, when Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s candidate. The outright racism, misogyny, etc. combined with his complete disregard for the truth, shook me to my core. Living in Tennessee, I’m 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. That way, I hoped to prove that Democrats cared equally about the sanctity of the democratic process.…