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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…