A young voter And a four-decade veteran
Jane Kislack, 24, stood with one hand on her hip, staring deeply at the line of people waiting to vote. The wait, at one point, at the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer plant in Coconut Grove was 30 minutes. And with a long day ahead of her, Kislack was perturbed.
“I don’t understand what takes people so long at the polling places,” she said. “I’m as quick as it gets. I know exactly who I am voting for.”
In the Presidential Elections in 2004 and 2008, the voting was close, especially in Florida. In 2004, the decision in Florida came down to a few hundred votes. Those experiences made many people in Florida really feel like their vote counted.
“Even though I have such a busy schedule, I really wanted to cast my vote in this highly contested presidential election,” Kislack said. “I want Obama to win.”
Jason Fishbein, 67, was in line several spots behind Kislack. Fishbein said he was a lifelong democrat who has voted in 10 presidential elections. Fishbein was wearing a University of Miami Obama shirt and a “Canes for Obama” pin.
“This race is going to be really close. I thought Obama had it easy. But Romney dominated the presidential debates,” he said. “I’m really glad I see many democrats out here getting ready to vote.”