Voter Learns on Monday He Won't Be Able to Cast Ballot for Trump, So He Hops on a Plane

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, residents of Chicago' 33rd Ward mark their ballots at Marie's Golden Cue pool hall. A security lapse last year by voting system vendor Election Systems & Software publicly exposed data on Chicago’s 1.8 million voters for months online. The lapse provided a rare moment of public accountability for a closely held business that is a front-line guardians of U.S. election security. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Stories like this don’t come around very often, but when they do, they serve to inspire the rest of us to not be complacent about taking part in civic life. Especially on a day like today.

On Monday, November 2, Maryland social media influencer and YouTuber Adam Crigler say he got a text from the Maryland State Board of Elections, informing him that his voter registration was good to go. And he couldn’t have been more excited. In an interview with KVOA-TV, he said:

“I woke up and I had a text message. And I’m like, ‘Ah, yes!’ I got a little bit of a high. ‘Yes, all right, I can vote!’ Then I checked online, and they were like, ‘No, everything failed.'”

It was a huge blow to Crigler, who regularly talks to his audience about the responsibility of voting. He explained on Twitter Monday morning that there was only one thing he could do about it.

He wrote:

So my registration to Vote here in Maryland didn’t go through. I was pissed. I checked it out and turns out I am still registered to vote in Arizona. SO I JUST BOOKED A FLIGHT AND I LEAVE IN 2 HOURS.

Crigler previously lived in Tucson, Arizona.

He made sure to confirm who he’s planning to vote for, too.

“In case there was any doubt. I will be voting for @realDonaldTrump”

There was also a wonderful surprise in store, when he made his connection in Dallas.

“Flying back to Tucson I just found out my mom is flying back there also. WE ARE ON THE SAME FLIGHT FROM DALLAS!”

According to the KVOA-TV piece:

He was in Maryland at 10 a.m. local time Monday morning, at 8:30 Monday night, he landed in Tucson without a doubt in his mind because, he says, voting this year is as important as ever.

“I feel like it would be hypocritical to be as critical as I am and not vote. So, it’s absolutely imperative that I put my vote forward and I’m gonna do it tomorrow,” said Crigler.

And how excited is the man who flew across the country to vote about Election Day?

“Yeah, I’m just looking forward to walking out of that voting booth, I can’t wait.”

You can watch the full story below, via KVOA-TV:

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