I can believe this weird ass logic. I was asked not to wear a face mask as an Election Judge or I would “scare” the voters. After not missing a beat, and telling one of the Election Board that on a list of 1–100 the last thing I care about is an overly frightened voter, I was told to “wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.” I didn’t end up serving, primarily because I was furious that we were only given a 10-pack of alcohol swabs, no hand sanitizer, no cleaner, no masks, no nothing. We were told to buy our own supplies but judges were being hired on the spot the day of because 800+ had already quit.

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