In Texas, our electronic voting machines do not require a paper trail, so there's no way to verify who really won.
While Governor and Federal Representative have been pretty much blue up until about 30 years ago, our Federal Senators have often been red.
This time around the Democratic Senatorial contender lost to a Tea Party candidate (the incumbent Republican retired), taking around 41% of the vote.
In Travis county, seat of the Texas government and Austin, any registered voter can now go to any polling place. Instead of the usual grade school, I chose the closest polling place, city hall of a small town of 500 surrounded by Austin's south side.
Walking in, there was no line, though all six booths were occupied. By the time I finished checking in, one booth was available. The entire ballot was around a half-dozen screens.
Except for the lack of an audit trail, that's how easy voting should be everywhere in this country.
Oh, not being a member of the Electoral College, I knew my vote for President would not truly matter. So, being pretty sure the state would go red, I felt obliged to enter a write-in for my favorite candidate, "Popular Vote".