BOZEMAN, MONTANA – History is currently shuffling in and out of local polling places from now until November 8th. And, for the first time in 227 years, a woman is on the ballot. This means a lot to some, a little to others, but to people like Vickie, it’s just too much to handle.
Sarah Dean taped her mom, Vickie Wilkinson, after voting in the general election in Bozeman, Montana, last week. “I watched her hand in her ballot and took a picture of her,” she said. “And when we got back in the car, she was just so emotional.”
“But when my mom started crying, I thought, ‘Oh yeah, this is an incredible thing that is taking place right now. We should be really excited that we get to do this.’ So that’s why I took a video of her.”
Wilkinson was actually reminiscing about her own mother that day. Wilkinson’s parents divorced when she was a youngster in the 1960s. After the split, Vickie experienced the segregation of women first hand as her mom couldn’t get a loan, buy a car, or lease an apartment without a male signature. “It hit me how important this was,” Vickie said. “I’m 60 years old and this is the first time in my life, and anybody’s life here, that we’ve actually had a viable woman candidate for President of the United States. And she has a good shot at winning!”
“To think about how far we’ve come,” Wilkinson added. “the fight and struggle just to vote for an intelligent, qualified, viable woman ? it was just sort of overwhelming to me on that morning. And I was thanking God that I was able to do this.”
I wonder if any Trump fans have any post-polling tears? Let’s hit the google and find out. Nope. Nothing.
But boy, are Sanders’ fans cry babies, or what?