Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has a style that could best be described as Dad — to the max. It's what so many voters have come to love most about him, well besides his on-point Donald Trump impression. On Election Day Tim Kaine was the second person in line to vote, reassuring his constituents, voters, and fans that no matter how high the office he's elected to, he'll never shake his awesome dad style.
Kaine and wife Anne Holton showed up to vote bright and early to the Hermitage at Ginter Park in Richmond, Virginia, according to WTVR. The polling place is just a couple of blocks from the Kaine's house. "It's so nice to be able to walk over from our house," Kaine told WTVR. "These poll workers are regulars."
Kaine said in a Tweet he wanted to be first in line, but he got beat by 99-year-old Minerva Turpin, he told CNN.
Well, Ms. Turpin gave me reason to believe that I might win her vote. I voted at a senior center that's two blocks from my house. She is the president of the residents' association. So she welcomed me — she was the first voter, I was the second voter. She pinned my 'you voted' stick on after I completed my ballot.
Here's Kaine's own tweet of the moment Ms. Turpin gave him his sticker. "Looks like I need to get used to being number two!" Kaine wrote in his typical aw-shucks style.
Here's the vice presidential nominee lined up behind Ms. Turpin.
And here's Kaine, along with his wife, Anne Holton, casting their ballots.
Here's a little video of the Kaines voting.
After voting, Kaine told WTVR he's planning to grab breakfast with friends, go for a walk around his neighborhood and spend a little time with his family. "Mid-day or so we'll start to move up to New York and just be nervous for a while," he told WTVR.
Kaine has been a calming fixture on the campaign trail, compared to the caustic back-and-forth between the two names at the top of the ticket. He gave an historic speech in Arizona last week when he became the first candidate to give a speech entirely in Spanish, according to NBC News.
"...The Hispanic community has been part of our country since the Spanish arrived in St. Augustine in 1565," Kaine told the crowd. "That was well before the British landed in North America, 42 years before the British arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. Spanish was the first European language spoken in this country."
Even his speeches sound like a dad lecture. Never change, Tim Kaine. Never change.