Monday, May 19, 2014
Double Check Your Ballot: A Cautionary Tale
The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,
But diligence is man’s precious possession.
We voted this morning in East Austin; disaster nearly struck:
We almost voted for Ryan Sitton.
The names on the ballot were listed in all listed in alphabetical order. In the other three races, we voted for the guy listed second (*). We continued that pattern in the last race.
But here's the thing: alphabetically, Sitton comes after Christian.
Fortunately, we caught the mistake and fixed it before casting our ballot; but it was a dangerous, sloppy mistake.
Learn from our mistake, don't repeat it.
We've worked too hard and come too far: double check your ballots.
* - If you know how to read between the lines, there's also a big fat hint about how we voted in the Lite Guv race in that statement.