At least she didn't have to cross Lake Washington at rush hour. Talk about a journey!
OMG that's 27 miles a day. I once walked 50 miles in a day, but couldn't get out of bed until noon the following day that I got done.
I couldn't imagine doing what amounts to a marathon a day for 14 days straight.
This could be more than just a record for voting.
My great great grand mother drug all her kids who could walk with her to the polls when women first got the vote in America. They had a two day walk of many miles in rural Arkansas.
I have heard the story many times. It is true. She was an arch Republican, (slavery) but of course the Great Depression changed the family history on that and the fact they all moved to the Northwest and joined unions and achieved relative prosperity.
Yes, even today I miss no elections - taboo in my extended family.
Bless these women. Was there a woman running for high office? Would be amusing to watch Bhutan elect a lot of women, before America.
One word: Dramamine
What is news worthy about this? The walk? The vote? She being 65? The voter being a woman? It being Bhutan? Are we now supposed to upset our comfortable lives and get out and vote? Is that the purpose of bringing this to our attention. Well for the record 50%+ of Americans can not be bothered with voting, their lives are comfy thank you and let's not rock the boat shall we? So THEY over there might walk days to vote, but we just can't be bothered.
Thank Jebus for snark.
one person one vote -- that sucks and we hate it in america.
1. superdelegates violate it.
2. delegate allocation rules violate it.
(allocations among states eg ny and tx -- it's not based on population)
3. the whole us senate violates it. wyoming voters have way more voting power than ca nj ma voters, etc.
4. exlcluding fl and mi means millions of people, no votes. pretty blatant violation of the one person one vote principle.
6. other territories, aliens, etc.
so......who are we to celebrate some other nations having one person one vote?
I'd bet money that we are pretty low down on the scales compared to most other democracies because of our quaint nonequal us senate which enshrines voter inequality.
I'm not exactly sure why people are saying this isn't awesome.
This is awesome. If everyone respected their opinion and stake in the future of the country (or, in the case of the US, the world) that much, that would be a very good thing. That even one person on earth cares that much cheers me immensely.
@7, or anyone; how much or little say does US law has in Dem and Rep primaries? Since a primary in and of itself isn't a real election to public office, do they even have to follow the voting rights act, or could each party just have a coronation if they wanted?
The Wangchuck dynasty? You let that pass without comment?
UnPC @ 7... I'm not sure I quite understand what you mean by #6... "Other territories, aliens, etc."? Aliens... as in space aliens? Since when are the martians able to vote?
Oh, did you mean immigrants? Pardon my ignorance, but since when is someone without documentation allowed to vote? Any why would they try, if they were risking deportation to do so?
Anyway, I have to agree that this is awesome, and that I wish we had this much voter enthusiasm in the US.
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