Dixville Got It Right

The last time I checked, there were still 24 hours in the day beginning at 12:00 A.M. 

Every 4 years on election day, the people of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire count and certify their Presidential election results for their entire population of 12 beginning precisely at 12:00 A.M., Tuesday. What they got right was not who they voted for — What they got rightwas starting their voting and counting as soon as legally possible, thereby minimizing the anxiety level of all 12 voters. They used all of the time allowed, seconds, minutes, etc. as designed for us by the Babylonians, reportedly 3500 years ago. If you’re having any trouble sleeping, stick this in your browser —-


It will explain how our time system was set up.

Bear with me now as I flash back 50 years to my early days as a warehouse manager —– Our work day began, on average, at 7:00 A.M. The shipping department started at the same time as the order packing department even though there was nothing available to be “shipped”. I became known as “innovative” by simply focusing on timing and gleefully, mischievously, manically, changing most of the hourly worker’s lives by having them start later.

Back to counting votes——– Just as wasteful as having “shipping” people working with nothing to ship, “waiting” until 7AM to allow voting and begin sorting and counting ballots is, literally”, a waste of time.  

I would be more than happy to help out. I cringe as I watch live broadcasts of polling locations. The obvious lack of organization and sense of urgency is too much for me. I must look away.

As I said, so profoundly, in a previous article, looking for measurable change can feel like watching granite erode. Most Americans will quickly and happily put this election out of their mind. Who wants to start now to revise the vote counting in your state? Can we get a show of hands?

No, no, no — hands, not fingers!

Lots more voting humor below—-knock yourself out.


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