Man 'Dies' While Voting —Then Asks, 'Did I Vote?'

Michigan man stops breathing while filling out his ballot

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 7, 2012 11:39 AM CST

(Newser) – A man who nearly died while casting his ballot Monday had only one concern upon being revived: "Did I vote?" A nearby nurse rushed to the elderly man's aid when he stopped breathing at a township office in southern Michigan, reports the Detroit News. After CPR, he came around, managed to take a few breaths, and asked his bewildered wife only about his vote. "She told him, 'Your life is my concern,'" said the nurse. His reply: Only two things matter, "that I love you and that I finished what I came here to do … vote." The man had, in fact, voted—and was taken to a hospital for testing. (Compare that to the woman in labor who preferred voting over going to a hospital.)

Travis Jett fills out his ballot at First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012. Americans are heading to polling places across the country Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)
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He had no heartbeat and he wasn't breathing. I started CPR, and after a few minutes, he revived and started breathing again. He knew his name and his wife's name. - Ty Houston, registered nurse

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