4.27.2016

block island style

Island denizens will note that in this pic the boat is leaving Block Island, not the mainland.
Apparently last night, election night, the last boat waited at the dock on the mainland past departure time so that more paper ballots could be rushed to Block Island. Here is an article about it. Such a Block Island story. I remember voting there with Hannah clinging to my leg, making x's on a paper ballot that I stuck through a slot in the small wooden, padlocked ballot box. Later on, we all went down to the bar to watch the returns posted. With total polling at like 120, many local offices were won by just a few votes. Gasner City was quite the bloc. Wonder if they carried the day for Bernie, per PBS.

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