Kicker – Voting between contractions

NICK EICHER, HOST: No one knows better than a Floridian the importance of every single vote and this story illustrates the point.

So a man walks into the elections office in Orange County. He hands the poll worker Karen Gonzalez two drivers licenses: his, and that of his wife’s. Gonzalez then tells television station WSVN what he told her:

GONZALEZ: I don’t need to vote. My wife needs to vote. I’m like well where’s your wife? He’s like, she’s in the car. And I’m like, well we need her here.

The man explained his wife couldn’t leave the car, because she was in active labor!

GONZALEZ: He’s like, yeah, she’s about to have a baby. But she will not go to the hospital and have the baby until she goes to vote.

That’s commitment!

So, Gonzalez rushes out to the car, verifies that she was a registered voter and waits for her to fill out her ballot in between contractions.

GONZALEZ: Oh she was just doing her, you know, 1-2 breathing, you know and in between breaths.

Election day Lamaze!

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