"The Childe...More restless than the swallow in the skies..." -Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Childe Jake Narrowly Avoids Overturned Election Booth

As Reported by the Associative Press:

In one of the first upsets of the 2010 General Election, Childe Jake upset the table his makeshift voter booth was situated on. The tri-fold cardboard divider, erected to ensure voter privacy, sat on a narrow table in the community center where Washtenaw County residents vote.

Late in the process of filling in bubbles on his ballot, Jake reportedly applied enough pressure on his pen to cause the tabletop to tip toward him. This in turn sent the privacy divider rushing towards his face.

Said the amateur blogger, "I was voting on County Proposal A to preserve natural areas and I guess I got a little excited."

An expert on tabletops that have not been properly fastened down says an incident like this was bound to happen sooner or later. "Given how hard Jake was pressing down on the ballot with his pen, I'm not surprised the tri-fold privacy divider catapulted toward his face with such velocity."

Election officials at the small-town polling station confirmed that the near collapse of Jake's voting booth caused a loud enough ruckus that all dozen or so people in the room stopped what they were doing and stared.

Said one election employee, "I just figured...Gosh. Voters really are angry."

Jake was able to right the cardboard divider and complete his voting without further incident.


  1. This is great election day coverage!!

  2. Awesome post Jake! I loved it.

  3. Thank y'all for your support. The ego is a little less bruised this morning.

    And congratulations to my dad, who was elected Mayor of his town with over 60% of the vote.