Cheerleaders Stand In For Voters In Line
November 4, 2008 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Don’t want to stand in a long line to vote today? You might be able to get a high school cheerleader to do it for you, writes THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. CUMULUS Top 40 WWWQ (Q100)/ATLANTA has arranged for eight local high school cheerleaders to be placeholders for people who call the station TODAY at announced times.
"People really, really don’t want to wait that long standing in line," said BERT WEISS, host of "The BERT Show." "People call in and tell us their stories," he continued. "We had a mom of four who is also working, and she doesn’t have four to six hours to stand in line."
The station contacted metro ATLANTA cheerleading coaches, and got responses from girls at WOODSTOCK, NORTH GWINNETT, PEACHTREE RIDGE, FLOWERY BRANCH and other schools off TODAY because the schools are polling places. Q100 lined up two placeholders MONDAY and will offer six more today to the 100th callers when announced.
The cheerleaders will meet the voters at their polling places, exchange cell numbers, then call when they get near the front of the line. In return, the students get two tickets to an upcoming concert with AMERICAN IDOL winner DAVID COOK and others.