TUCSON (KVOA) – How far would you go to vote this year? One man has flown across the country to make sure his voice is heard.
Adam Crigler woke up Monday morning in Maryland to find out he wasn’t registered to vote there, it turns out, he’s still registered in Arizona, so within just a matter of hours, he was on a flight to Tucson.
Crigler is a social media influencer and YouTuber and after speaking with his manager about what he should do he booked his flight and let his followers know where he was headed.
“This is absolutely an Adam thing to do, he’s known to procrastinate a little bit but I think it’s always kind of worked out to his advantage,” said Mitchell Wherry, Crigler’s business manager.
Crigler has been very vocal on his YouTube channel about the need to exercise your right to vote this year, so it came as a big surprise when his voter registration didn’t go through in Maryland.
“I woke up and got a text message and I was like “oh yes!” I got a little bit of a high and I was like “yes I can vote!” and then I checked online and they were like oh, but no, everything failed,” said Crigler.
He was in Maryland at 10 a.m. local time Monday morning, at 8:30 Monday night, he landed in Tucson without a doubt in his mind because, he says, voting this year is as important as ever.
“I feel like it would be hypocritical to be as critical as I am and not vote. So, it’s absolutely imperative that I put my vote forward and I’m gonna do it tomorrow,” said Crigler.
On his flight back he had a layover in Dallas, Texas, so he called his mom who lives in Tucson, turns out she was getting on the same flight to head home.
“For him to get on a plane and come all the way across the country to vote is a very proud moment for me and his grandmother is very proud and his siblings, it’s very cool,” said Robin Skogland, Adam’s mother.
After a long 10 and a half hours Crigler says he’s ready for tomorrow.
“Yeah, I’m just looking forward to walking out of that voting booth, I can’t wait.”
Crigler said there wasn’t a second of doubt when he found out he had to come to Arizona to vote and he says every eligible voter needs to make their vote count.