They had to call the ‘principal’

By From page A6 | November 08, 2012

An 87-year-old longtime Davis resident (my mother), Corinne Cooke, was delayed from voting in Davis on Tuesday because she was wearing a T-shirt with a photo of Michelle Obama that includes a message saying “Forward.” She was told to sit in a corner, while on an oxygen tank, and instructed to remain there with no voting rights until a supervisor could be contacted.

After repeated delays, Freddie Oakley, Yolo County clerk/recorder, arrived to escort my mother to a booth to exercise her voting rights. I am tickled at the thought of my mother being held in detention till the so-called “principal” could release her to vote and struggle to her car to go home. Gotta love Davis and my mother!

Scott Smith-Cooke
San Luis Obispo

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