Via The Obama Diary
I have to wonder if the Republican's attempts to suppress voting rights are going to backfire.
Before the supervisor of elections opened the main polling site here in Duval County at 7 a.m., a line of almost 100 people had already formed, snaking its way along the sidewalk of a strip-mall parking lot.
All but three voters in line were black. As they waited, they held hands and prayed.
“Our father, our God,” began the Rev. R.L. Gundy of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. “Our ancestors paid a dear price to have a right to vote, and we don’t take it for granted. Yet the enemy does all it can to disenfranchise us. God, go with us into these polls and every poll around the country.”
He continued, “We are not fearful. We are not afraid. We will not be turned away.”
And the crowd said a somber “Amen.”
Then, in a more jubilant mood, someone screamed, “Fired up?” And a chant began: “Ready to vote!” “Fired up” … “Ready to vote” …”Fired up” … “Ready to vote” …