Election Day 1789

On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789

Well. A big day no doubt 225 years ago.  Just a couple points to ponder as a suggestion for all the current crop or state's rights folks (anti-federalists if in keeping with the time).

  1. The election of 1789 took place from December 15, 1788 to Saturday, January 10, 1789.  Please note, all you folks out there who want to "keep with the intent of the founding fathers" and limit the time people can go to the polls to cast their votes - is that even back then....well you get it.
  2. I won't get into the "only white men who owned property" thing, but for heaven's sake there is yet still conversations about "only property owners" being able to vote.  Full circle I guess.

That's about it for right now.  It is still morning.