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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

my vote counted


that is the envelope i mailed in to the election folks over a week ago
inside was my ballot all marked correctly
i opted to place mine in a blue mail box a block away from our condo
i wanted the system to work
that system included a working uspo handling of my ballot
to safely get it to the election folks
to get my vote counted for this years election

when we moved here 3 years ago we signed up for mail in voting
each election we get our ballots in the mail
we usually not long after we receive our ballots
get them completed and remailed

i opted to remail mine
my wife she opted to drop hers off at one of the 30+drop off boxes in the county

note in texas eg they allow only one ballot drop off box per county 
some counties have just a few hundred people out in west texas
in the houston area that county has over 4 million folks
would a state do that
its called voter suppression
it seems worse this year and is mostly one sided

no voter suppression here that ive seen

we signed up to track our ballots online
we were texted when it was mailed to us
we were texted when it was received back at the elections place
we were texted when our vote was counted

our votes counted
the system worked like it was suppose to work

the covid 19 risk factor for our voting was probably a zero or maybe a 1 since i walked down to the mailbox
i did wear my mask and sanitized my hands on returning

i watched yesterday as folks in georgia sat/stood for up to eight hours to vote
some sat/stood in the rain all sat/stood in the heat 
one lady said it doesnt matter how long i have to wait and what the weather does im going to vote

that folks is the approach we all should take

shame on those who make it so hard for folks to vote
shame on them

the organicgreen doctor

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