I cast my ballot at around 10:00 a.m. at Howell County Precinct 5. Turnout was surprisingly heavy - and gray. In fact, of the thirty or so people standing around waiting to vote, most appeared to be older than my sixty-seven years. I suspect that is a very good sign for Herr Trump and his Army of the Intolerant.
The sweet little lady handing out ballots whispered to me, "Do you want a Republican ballot or a Democrat?" "Democratic," I responded - rather proudly.
There were either seven or eight names on the ballot. Mrs. Bill Clinton was listed first, and Bernie was third. I had not heard of any of the others.
Bernie got my vote, of course, and my car was the only one in the church parking lot with a bumper sticker related to today's events.
The size of the crowd left me feeling optimistic. People caring enough to go vote is a good sign for the survival of our democracy.