Florida Woman in Labor Delays Hospital Visit So That She Could Vote

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"I voted" stickers sit on a table at the BrooklynMuseum polling site during the New York Democratic presidential primary elections on June 23, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

You have to give it up for this Florida woman who was so committed to casting her vote in this year's presidential bid that she stopped by a polling location mid-child labor.

Speaking with CNN, Karen Briceño González, a voter service department employee at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando, said that she had never "seen anything like this before." Yet her job asks her to ensure people can vote "no matter the circumstances."


Here's what happened, per Briceño González. A man walked into the office last Tuesday, Oct. 27, handed over two driver's licenses, and asked for two mail-in ballots, with the second being for his wife in the car.

Briceño González was confused and recalled saying, "'No, I just need yours. If the other person wants to come in and vote, they can.' And he said, 'No, you don't understand. My wife's going to have a baby.'" Crazy!

Light on her toes, Briceño González printed out a vote-by-mail ballot and delivered it to the woman, who refused to go to the hospital before voting. Somehow, she was able to stay "calm" while checking the boxes.

The soon-to-be unnamed mom was full of thanks for the unusual accommodation. Of course, she got a swaggy "I Voted" sticker too. "I gave her an 'I Voted' sticker, and the little girl that she had in the car, I also gave the little girl a flag, and they were off," Briceño González said.