In what was a very sad story, Obama’s grandmother died today here in Hawaii just 1 day before the election. She lived in the same apartment that Mr. Obama grew up in which was also in the same neighborhood I stayed in during grad school. Its really sad that his gradmother couldn’t see what we all hope will be a good result tomorrow night, but, I saw this story on politico which is really moving:
November 03, 2008
Categories: Barack Obama
Madelyn Dunham’s vote will count
Kevin Cronin, Hawaii’s chief election officer for the state, tells Eli Sanders that Obama’s grandmother has voted, and her vote will be counted, despite her having died before election day:
Ms. Dunham’s absentee mail ballot was received and reviewed under the Hawaii standards for processing absentee mail ballots… She was alive at that time. Her ballot will be opened tomorrow, and it will be counted in the same way that all absentee voters would be treated under our law.
By Ben Smith 08:38 PM