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How God used my election idea

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From page A10 | November 25, 2012 |

After watching on TV for several days about the American people standing in long lines across American to vote early, God put an idea in my head.

On Nov. 5, election eve day, at 2:45 p.m., I called President Obama’s comment line and spoke with an operator concerning my idea. The operator told me that my idea should be conveyed to the Obama campaign, and asked me if I would like to have their phone number. I, of course, said yes.

I called that phone number and a woman named Robin answered, “Obama for America Campaign.”

I said to Robin, “My name is Ed Freeman and I have been watching on TV these long lines all over America where citizens are standing in line for hours trying to vote. Tempers are flaring and people are getting discouraged rather than encouraged by the long lines just trying to vote. The lines are miles long and people are just trying to take their turns making their way in long lines to get to the other end of the line to the center of the building, just to vote! It doesn’t make any sense.”

My idea to help alleviate the long lines for people to vote is that paper ballots should be used with voting booths on wheels. Use them along the long lines as an assembly line for voters and the last person in the long line may very well be the first person to vote. This will encourage people to come out and vote rather than discourage them. To safeguard the integrity of the voting system, use security, poll workers and attorney watchdog observers.

Robin told me she would pass that along and that she really appreciated the idea.

President Obama, in his acceptance speech, said, “I really appreciate ya’ll standing in long lines for me and oh, by the way, we have to fix that.” All by the grace of God.

Ed Freeman

Suisun City

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  • Former FF residentNovember 25, 2012 - 12:47 am

    Is this for real? The god I know is a forgiving and merciful being that wouldn't wish another 4 years of this on anybody! Ed, did you buy some of the Kool Aid too? Must have been a sweet deal.

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  • laffsatliersNovember 25, 2012 - 6:48 am

    FFR: he didn't have to buy the stuff, our benevolent government GAVE IT TO HIM FREE, financed of course with your and my tax dollars.

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  • DJKNovember 25, 2012 - 9:35 am

    and nearly 3 weeks after the election the butthurt is still festering. I think God is saying that your ilk deserves all the misery he can provide for the way you behaved over the past 4+ years. tisk-tisk.

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  • RichNovember 25, 2012 - 10:31 am

    I hate the election outcome too. I feel like actor Charlton Heston in that terrible final scene in the movie ''Planet of the Apes'' where he comes across the wrecked Statue of Liberty and realizes his nation was detroyed by a bunch of low-life apes.

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