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Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Early voting is not going well / 85 degree day / Blogger Problems

Texas is the first state in the nation to begin early voting under the new restrictive voting laws signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. It is no surprise that nothing is going well either in Del Rio or the rest of the State.

Early voting in Del Rio has always taken place at the County Courthouse close to downtown. the last time I voted they had moved the voting location to the old County Jail that is also located within the grounds of the Courthouse. It was the first time that voting machines were introduced in Val Verde County.

I do not want to sound like a broken record, but without a city newspaper, citizens had no idea that they had moved the early voting location to the Del Rio Civic Center, which is about 2.2 miles away...a long walk if you are a senior without transportation. You would think that the 830 Times website that masquerades as a newspaper would have mentioned that or all the problems that mainly seniors are experiencing since they have no idea how to use the machines and are not getting support from election workers. No, not a peep about that, as usual, I would have to find out about it on the Ciudad Acuña online newspaper El Zócalo webpage. https://www.zocalo.com.mx/inician-mal-votaciones-en-elecciones-primarias/

Without support from voting authorities, many people decided to not vote in the primaries and left. It is evident that the voter suppression laws are having their intended effect. 

This lady in the bottom picture reminds me of myself.  After getting rejected twice she did not cave in... it made her even more determined to sign up for the third time. She shared a wonderful story about her dad on the Lawrence O'Donnell show that reminded me of my own father and his mission to get friends and neighbors to register to vote.

In Harris County the largest populated county in Texas and home to Houston, Texas it is a complete nightmare. Hundreds of early voting applications are being rejected and this mainly affects seniors as only voters over 65, the disabled, or those currently out of the state can vote by mail.

It has been in the news (our channels come from San Antonio) as well as in national cable networks like CNN and MSNBC. We are the laughing stock of the nation and the world...Ok, end of rant!

We finally had a nice warm day, we reached a high of 85 degrees even the winds did not dampen my day. 

Thursday it may be different as we have a Red Flag alert with wind gusts expected to reach 39 mph.

I am having problems making this post. Blogger is giving me an odd template, and it has mushed together my post. Even skipping lines does not work, nor will it let me post pictures.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid


  1. That is voter suppression at its worst. Hope it backfires on them.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. I fear it will only get worse as more states that have gone along with "the big lie" and passed similar restrictive laws start holding their primaries.

  2. It is really getting annoying with even trying to figure out who is running for much of anything.

    As for the weather we hit 81 a few days ago and then dropped into the 50s and the winds are just horrible! this morning it was 28.

    1. I have to agree I do not have any idea other than our precinct's County Commissioner who is running for what political seat. There are Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and practically all the state legislators up for election or re-election. I certainly will NOT be voting for any who currently hold those seats.

      Our weather continues to be a roller coaster ride.


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