‘Welcome to the South!’



Did you? Polls for the primary election are open until 7 pm. And this was the first time I had to produce a photo ID to cast a ballot.

id please


Of course, I’m new to Tennessee, fresh from “up nawth,” where voter suppression activities are limited to Republican gerrymandering and, perhaps, manufactured traffic jams.

So (knowing full well the question was coming) I must have looked disgusted while pulling out my drivers license; an old woman behind the poll workers’ table chirped, “Welcome to the South!”

Bless her heart.Ah, life in a red state.

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