By Lylah M. Alphonse
During early voting in Southfield Township in Michigan on Monday, even a near-death experience couldn’t keep one elderly voter away from the polls.
Ty Houston was filling out his absentee ballot at the township offices when an elderly woman near him started screaming.
“I was filling out the form as were an elderly couple sitting at a nearby table,” Houston, 48, told the Detroit News on Tuesday. “His wife, who was helping him fill out the ballot, asked him a couple of questions but he didn’t respond. She screamed for help, and I went over to see what I could do.”
They checked. He had.
EMS arrived on the scene and took the couple to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, the Detroit News reported. Though the county clerk, Sharon Tischler, confirmed the event, neither she nor Houston knew the name of the victim or his wife.
Houston said he’s glad he decided to vote when he did. “It was God’s divine word that I be there,” he said. “Originally, I was just going to skip the ballot and just go to lunch that day.”. entire article: /news.yahoo