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Member of Georgia Electoral College Shares Romney Message as Snellville Heads to the Polls

Snellville resident Kathy Hildebrand, of Snellville, stood in front of a polling station on Tuesday in the cold and rain to get honks for Romney. She is a member of the Georgia electoral college.

Kathy Hildebrand, recent Georgia delegate to the Republic National Convention, showed up at the polling booth at 6:45 a.m. with a couple of friends and campaign signs.

They pitched their tent -- literally, in the pouring rain -- near the intersection of Oak Road and Five Forks in order to spread the Romney message one last time. She and a handful of other women have spent their entire day there, eliciting thumbs up, honks, and sometimes some very crass responses.

"If someone yells, "Obama!", I think, hey, you're patriotic, you're cheering for your guy and I'm cheering for my guy and that's great," she said. "Even if I get a thumbs down I don't think of that as negative. But when they give you the finger or yell crass phrases, it just makes them seem like angry, vengeful people."

When she campaigned at the corner of Highway 124 and 78 yesterday, she received more frequent negative feedback, including people berating her from behind their windows. 

All in all though, she has received mostly positive responses from people of all ages and ethnicities. A total stranger even stopped by to give her hot chocolate. 

Hildebrand considers herself a social and fiscal conservative. She graduated with a Math Education degree from Bob Jones University and an MBA from the University of Georgia in Management Science. She has served on the boards of North Atlanta Conservative Republican Women, GOP Capitol PAC, and the Gwinnett County GOP, according to her biography.

She was District Chair of the Bush Campaign in 2004, was the field director for Rick Santorum's campaign in Georgia, and is one of 16 electors in Georgia's electoral college. 

The other electors are Theresa Chappell, Randy Evans, Sue Everhart, Darryl Galloway, Linda Herren, Jimmy Ho, Anne Lewis, Kelly Loeffler, Bob Mayzes, Toria Morgan, Chip Pearson, Sonny Perdue, Frank Strickland, Eric Tanenblatt and Julianne Thompson. 

Check out the video above for an idea of what her day has been like. 

Were you campaigning in front of the polls? What reactions did you get?

Crystal Huskey (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Side note: if you have any photos of Obama campaigners, send them to me!
Kathy Stahlman Hildebrand November 06, 2012 at 11:41 PM
We really did get very few negative responses at all in either location (but a few were a bit nasty)... and TONS AND TONS of honks, smiles, thumbs up! It was exhilarating and gratifying! Just loads of fun! Thanks to my fellow patriots for pitching in, as always!!
Marie November 07, 2012 at 12:17 AM
The electoral college needs to be done away with. Why do we still use this system? It really does make people think that their vote doesn't matter.
Mary Lou November 07, 2012 at 01:18 AM
wahoooo Georgia!! Way to go!! :)
Jeff Baldersworth November 09, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I'm aware that the Electoral College meets December 17th this year, but where? I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of constitutional action in person (yes, I'm nerdy like that).

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