On Thursday evening during the
third second and final presidential debate, President Trump declared that New York City is a “ghost town.” Just two days later, New Yorkers lined up for the first day of early voting and showed the president that his former city is anything but empty.
Some Twitter users pointedly incorporated Trump’s “ghost town” reference in photos and videos they snapped of voting lines that spanned numerous blocks.
Some people brought their own chairs to withstand the hours they might have to wait to vote.
This is an above shot of the line to get into the Flatbush, Brooklyn, early voting location at @KingsBklyn on the first day of early voting in New York. I will walk it to judge the true length, but many people have arrived with folding chairs expecting a wait of hours. pic.twitter.com/Lvu6v5ljmd
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) October 24, 2020
Drummers showed up while voters stood in line.
Our own culture reporter Tim Marcin saw the long lines for himself as he waited to vote.
So don’t believe the naysayers who claim the city is dead. New Yorkers show they will have the last word and strengthen our democracy while doing so.