Election Day Features-Mainland

Dressed as an Angry Bird, Katherine Riemann and her friends wave to voters at the Creekside Intermediate School polling site in League City on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Riemann said the goal was to put a smile on people’s faces on Election Day.

One of the most revered and cherished democratic liberties Americans have is the right to vote.

Although it didn’t start out that way — that everyone had the “right” to vote — a projected 159.8 million Americans have turned out in historic proportions to cast their votes in this year’s presidential election, according to NBC News.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com 

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(6) comments

Bailey Jones

[thumbup] This election is one for the history books.

Carlos Ponce

One for the history books.... but so is the 1960 election where the Duke of Duval, George Berham Parr, secured an Electoral win for friend Lyndon B. Johnson.More notorious is LBJ's 1948 Senatorial run where Parr was responsible with delivering Box 13 with enough ballots to push him over Coke Stevenson in the Democrat Party Primary. Stevenson had a lead over Johnson until that ballot box "appeared". As the Bible states, "There is nothing new under the sun."[innocent]

George Laiacona

I thought it was good to see that we had a lot of first time voters. By getting the youths of American involved with their future just might make the needed improvements to our political system.

Carlos Ponce

"I thought it was good to see that we had a lot of first time voters."[thumbup]

Considering Galveston County and Texas voted Republican there's a good chance the youth followed the trend.

Craig Mason

Whether or not you like Trump, you got to give him some credit, he did spur people to vote. Democrats and Republicans.

Carlos Ponce

And the Chinese, too!

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