Oh well, no list for us

Given the rather more exciting than usual presidential election season going on at present — 22 days to go, people, don’t forget to vote! — I thought I might do a Make-a-List Monday of people who disappeared on Election Day throughout the years. So I dug up this list of presidential election dates throughout American history and compared it to my chronological listings and came up with…doodly squat. Almost.

It turns out that only one person in the Charley Project database fits that criteria: Wilbert Martin, a mentally disabled Native American man who was last seen in Klagetoh, Arizona (pop. 242) on November 2, 2004. George Bush and John Kerry were in the running for president. Bush won, obviously.

One person does not a list make, but I thought I’d profile this case on my blog anyway.

6 thoughts on “Oh well, no list for us

  1. Ilya October 17, 2016 / 11:41 am

    The worst will come after the election…mark my words.

    • Meaghan October 18, 2016 / 12:03 am

      Party hearty in these last few weeks before civil war breaks out.

  2. Kat October 17, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Seconded. God, what a mess this one is.

  3. jaclyn October 17, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    In regard to Wilbert Martin, I do not recall ever reading about any one person having injuries to the degree he had them, particularly head injuries. This poor guy!

    • Stephanie October 18, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      I was going to say exactly the same thing! Poor guy has been through a lot.

    • Meaghan October 20, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      I wonder if that gunshot wound was an accident or a suicide attempt. People who are trying to commit suicide with a gun don’t usually shoot themselves in the abdomen, though.

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