Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Of course, we couldn't get out of election season without weird things happening at the polls...but this goes beyond strange instances of machines selecting a candidate that the voter didn't:
Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.
"I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table," said Houston on Tuesday. "His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn't respond. She screamed for help and I went over to see what I could do."
Dumbfounded, the man's wife told him that whether he voted was the least of their concerns.
"She told him 'Your life is my concern,'" Houston said.
According to Houston, the man — who had a tracheotomy in his throat — gulped down a few more breaths and then told her there are only two things that are important to me: "That I love you and that I finished what I came here to do … vote."
Which he had done.
Now that's patriotism—and love, for that matter.
Read the rest of the story at the Detroit News.