Patient voters ready to help Obama win

BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.Photo by Sarah Mosley

Relaxed voters submit ballot with confidence

Estefania Vazquez, 19, scrambled through her purse to find a cool bottle of water to keep hydrated.  The sun was out and the heat was sweltering. The line of people from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fl. extended all the way to the streets, but Estefania wasn’t intimidated. She patiently waited in line until it was her turn to cast a ballot.

Vazquez, a student at the University of Miami, had been waiting in line since 11 a.m.

“I want my voice to be heard, this country has come a long way and I want to take advantage of my right to vote,” Vazquez said.

This is the first election Vasquez can vote in.

“I have been waiting for this opportunity ever since I saw my first presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry,” she said.

Vasquez understands that winning Florida is important if Barack Obama is to be reelected.

“Even more of a reason I decided to vote this morning, is knowing Florida can go either way with votes,” she said.

Mia Almaguer, 26, was waiting a few spots behind Vazquez in line. She wore a white t-shirt that read in bold letters, “Obama 2012.” Almaguer, a freelance graphic designer, was confident that Obama would get reelected for another term.

“I’m have been confident in the President through this entire election process, I feel like he has won America over, through his confidence and commitment to this country.”

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One response to “Patient voters ready to help Obama win”

  1. Guest says:

    I enjoyed this article because it shows the importance of voting, and the importance of voting in the younger generations. This article describes the day and the people interviewed clearly, which makes the story more personable.It also points out the fact that many people spent hours in lines, and it opens up the discussion as to why some people stayed as long as 6 hours in line.