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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 06:54 PM

Notes from Central Florida and our first day in Virginia

Last Friday I drove to Central Florida with my husband to spend a few days wih my 95 year old mother. Just a few notes: Mom voted for Hillary Clinton! Her caretakers were a mix - the older lady who was rised in rural West Virginia and who has lived i Central Florida for decades also voted for Hillary. she finds Trump disgusting and doesn't understand how he got so far in this race.

The other caretaker doesn't vote - as a Jehovah Witness it is against her religion. But we talked about the election because she is concerned about how the winner could affect reiligions like hers. One of her main worries was the claim that Trump made about abortion being allowed "one day before the baby would be born." I explained the situations under which late term abortions are performed - when it endangers the life of the mother, when the fetus is not viable or when the fetus is already dead. While I know that discussion will not affect her vote, it could help her explain to others who don't understand the issues that pro-choice advocates believe in. I also made the point that how can some one be "pro-life" but push for the death penalty and for wars.

Yesterday we got on Amtrak and took 20 hours to get from Lakeland, Florida, to Alexandria, Virginia. Since our hotel did not have a shuttle bus from the Amtrak station, we took a cab. We passed a polling location and I asked the driver if he had voted. He said not yet but he was going to get it done - his wife told him he has to vote. He asked who I was voting for and I said, "NOT Trump!" He laughed and talked about how he couldn't vote for someone who so disrespeced women. He also said his wife told him he has to vote for Hillary. He also talked about how in his country people like Trump killed others who didn't believe the same. He loves the US because of the freedom of speech. My husband asked where he was from and he was from Ethiopia. He doesn't want to see this country turn into a place like that.

Not a lot of people, but to hear such strong resistence to Trump is refreshing!

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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 07:07 PM

1. Thanks!!! Interesting and especially! "... to hear such strong resistence to Trump ..." n/t

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