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News from Virginia? (vanity)
vanity | 11/6/12 | jmstein7

Posted on 11/06/2012 1:44:35 PM PST by jmstein7

Do we have any news from VA? The Dem turnout machine there is rumored to be massive.

Any info?


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1 posted on 11/06/2012 1:44:38 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

It’s been my prediction that Obama would win Virginia and the MSM would essentially declare the race over and then Romney would win Ohio, Wisconsin, and Colorado and win the presidency.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by cdga5for4
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To: jmstein7

I’m a little worried about VA as well. I’m here in Richmond, and I have heard about high turnout in NOVA.

I do not have any information, just sharing my gut feeling right now.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 1:48:06 PM PST by mrs9x
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To: jmstein7
One polling place in Loudoun County (NOVA) had a 2 hour wait at 1200 EST. It was so full that the chief election officer had to gather up a group to empty the paper ballot box, wrap the ballots, in order for more to be cast. He commented that this normally doesn't happen until the evening when the poll closed.

One polling place in Fairfax was steady heavy voting at 0900 EST. The parking for voters at the high school had a line in which to park because it was so full.

Both of these counties are normally in the D column.

4 posted on 11/06/2012 1:49:52 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: mrs9x

On the other hand, 3 hour lines across Virginia Beach, which is good news. We’ll just have to wait until they count the votes.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 1:50:10 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: jmstein7

“Do we have any news from VA? The Dem turnout machine there is rumored to be massive.”

Dems always lead early. Repubs have to leave work and go to the polls, because Repubs also are less likely to use the early vote option. Common sense people...


6 posted on 11/06/2012 1:50:21 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jmstein7

All I can say is this, GOP boxes in my area that I know well are off the charts today in Western Fairfax. Drove by one at 4:00 just now and it was still full.

Just heard from two friends, one in Alexandria, one in Arlington that said the lines were very long (this is the strongest D area in the Commonwealth) and that the D’s working the tables outside in both places were freaked out by the number of people taking GOP sample ballots. Not to say they won’t get their numbers there, but they won’t be by the margins they usually run up.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by GOPFlack
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To: mrs9x

Checking in from VA. Pretty much everyone that I know that could voted to day in NOVA. Majority were of the “Voted for Obama last time, not this time” crowd. I took it as a good sign.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 1:51:57 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: jmstein7

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2955681/posts?page=1

Va vote thread with reports and links.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 1:53:03 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Salvavida

Not to sunshine pump, but Loudon will go huge for Mitt with exception of a couple of bad pockets (barrios).

I think Fairfax is going to be closer than usual which means that VA will be Mitt’s easily. Just guessing though.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 1:53:16 PM PST by GOPFlack
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To: jmstein7

Not this sh*t again!

Would some of you people take a deep breath and just freaking relax! Good grief this is getting old.

Hey, you might get hit from a meteor to...oh no!


11 posted on 11/06/2012 1:53:27 PM PST by Artcore
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To: jessduntno
The counts here in VA are quite quick. These guys know that the best cheating is done when you take a long time to count the votes ~ they keep it moving along.

The one time we really had some scandalous vote fraud involved a fellow named Sanders who was actually the first East Asian person to ever get elected to the state legislature.

The Democrats here were fit to be tied ~ they did not want an East Asian Republican to be elected so they were in charge of the votes and counted and recounted them until one of their peeps won.

Wouldn't turn my back on a Democrat around here for anything.

12 posted on 11/06/2012 1:54:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mrs9x

Saw a report earlier on FNC that the VA turn out was very high - video of long lines. And the commenter said it would be a late night there. As well as Fl.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 1:54:46 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: jmstein7

I am in Northern Virginia and the line was massive. The longest I’ve ever waited to vote. Sadly, I am in a Dem stronghold and most of the crowd was pretty clearly not Romney supporters.

Saying that, I have also heard turnout is solid GOP areas is extremely high. Looks to me like both camps got their base vote out.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 1:57:56 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: jmstein7

Well Michael Barone just said on Hannity that all of the Democrat areas in Virginia are way down.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 1:59:29 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: jmstein7

Massive lines (about 90 minute wait) for the two separate precinct’s at the local elementary school. Very quiet and orderly. Two campaign workers passing out sample ballots and issue papers. The crowd was larger than any I have ever encountered in 30 years in Northern Virginia.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 1:59:56 PM PST by Truth29
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To: wolfman23601

Very heavy turnout in Chesterfield which is a good sign for Romney imo.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 2:01:44 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: jmstein7

I am in downtown Richmond, heavily democratic. I voted at 7:30 and it was heavy, but I was out within 1 hour. My husband voted at 3 pm. and it took him all of 5 minutes - no wait at all.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 2:02:18 PM PST by Virginia
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To: Red_Devil 232

One guy said he came out at 5:30 am and was the 100th person in line. I think Romney is going to win Virginia. Could be wrong.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 2:04:36 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Barone can tell you your neighbor’s name and shoe size.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 2:07:18 PM PST by LS
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Please repeat that..Barone said that Dems Cos were way down?


21 posted on 11/06/2012 2:07:19 PM PST by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: GOPFlack
Not to sunshine pump, but Loudon will go huge for Mitt with exception of a couple of bad pockets (barrios).

I'm hearing that in one of the two precincts in Purcellville that by 1:00, 65% of the entire precinct had voted.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by Hero
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To: jmstein7

Eastern Fairfax county: Much heavier voting. Big line before the poll opened. This is about a 55-45 Republican area. I think many of the additional voters over 2008 are Republican. Just a gut feel. Drove though a lot of the state last weekend and the signs heavily favor Romney.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 2:08:43 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: LS

bttt


24 posted on 11/06/2012 2:09:34 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: CJ Wolf

Most of the people I know in the McLean that voted for Obama can’t get away from him fast enough.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 2:12:13 PM PST by Hero
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To: Abbeville Conservative

What exactly did Barone say?


26 posted on 11/06/2012 2:12:36 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: Truth29

My daughter waited IN LINE 80 minutes to vote in Arlington VA at 7:30 this morning.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 2:12:49 PM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: All

Barone just rattled off a list of Republican areas in Virginia and how the reports he has gotten was that the turnout was huge. He then cited areas in Virginia that are Democrat like Arlington, Alexandria and Charlottsville and said it was down from 2008.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 2:14:57 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: GOPFlack

Loudoun.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 2:15:57 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: mrs9x
"and I have heard about high turnout in NOVA"
30 posted on 11/06/2012 2:20:56 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: jmstein7

Two hours in line in Virginia Beach. The line was longer when I left than when I arrived at 2:30.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 2:21:15 PM PST by denfurb
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To: Hero

I know loads of people like that.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 2:30:48 PM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: jmstein7

I am concerned about 3rd parties peeling off enough from Mitt to put Obama in.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 2:31:45 PM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: denfurb

Very heavy turnout in our County - over 80% with 1.5 hours to go. We should go 65 to 35 R&R .


34 posted on 11/06/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by 103198
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Robert Costa per twitter “said update: also hearing Romney seeing big #s in sw VA and sw PA.... Big turnout in both areas will be critical to win”


35 posted on 11/06/2012 2:34:06 PM PST by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: jmstein7

I am concerned about 3rd parties peeling off enough from Mitt to put Obama in.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 2:35:27 PM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: GOPFlack

I have been saying that there is only group of voters that really cares about Benghazi—military and civilian federal employees.

The administration sacrified four of them for short-term political gain—and they were and are paying attention.

Romney will win Virginia and will over-perform in Maryland.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 2:35:46 PM PST by cgbg (Crying MSNBC lefties on election night=Victory!)
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To: GOPFlack

I have been saying that there is only group of voters that really cares about Benghazi—military and civilian federal employees.

The administration sacrified four of them for short-term political gain—and they were and are paying attention.

Romney will win Virginia and will over-perform in Maryland.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 2:36:06 PM PST by cgbg (Crying MSNBC lefties on election night=Victory!)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

In my precinct, traditionally two to one GOP, by 1:00 PM, as many people had voted this year as had voted for the entire day in 2008. So with the day just half over, we had exceeded the total votes we had in 2008.

I heard this from someone at the county HQ.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 2:37:33 PM PST by randita
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40 posted on 11/06/2012 2:38:24 PM PST by randita
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To: jmstein7
I took three days of some of my use-or-lose vacation so I voted early this morning. At just after 6:30 AM in north Stafford County there was a line of about 150+ people and about a third were Negroes.

What surprised me the most was at least ten or more of the Negro couples had the red Republican sample ballots in hand. That could mean somewhere around twenty or more in that line voted for Romney.

There were many military and retired military in line and I pretty much think most of them voted Romney also.

41 posted on 11/06/2012 2:42:26 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: jmstein7

I am concerned about 3rd parties peeling off enough from Mitt to put Obama in.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 2:42:47 PM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: jmstein7

I am concerned about 3rd parties peeling off enough from Mitt to put Obama in.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 2:42:58 PM PST by boycott (CAL)
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To: randita

Where are you?


44 posted on 11/06/2012 2:47:23 PM PST by Hero
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To: jmstein7
Long line this morning in Spotsylvania, about 200 waiting in line. Democrat volunteer handing out sample ballots had two takers in line accept the Dem sample ballot. It was kind of funny, they looked at the ballot as if it were written in a foreign language. "Who are these people, who'm I s'possed to vote for??" Pretty funny, but also sad.

Most people in line looked like there were there with a purpose, and it wasn't to reelect the president.

45 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:37 PM PST by JHL
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To: jmstein7

Voted today in the 8th .Congressional district in Fairfax, Virginia - Westgate. Arrived at 3:00pm, took 55 minutes to vote, normally takes about 5 minutes. Longest lines for voting ever, going back to 1980 election for Reagan.

dvwjr


46 posted on 11/06/2012 3:05:23 PM PST by dvwjr
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To: Hero

SW VA - Moneta. Franklin County.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 3:07:51 PM PST by randita
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To: GOPFlack

90 min wait in Fairfax this AM at 7 am to vote. Yes, big NoVA turnout rightfully scares people, but honestly, i have seen so many Romney signs here it’s amazing to me. The People’s republic of Falls Church has Romney signs. i saw some in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, that’s MINDboggling to me. So yes, NoVA is scary but i am hopeful this time that there are lots of Romney votes here too.


48 posted on 11/06/2012 3:14:04 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: jmstein7

Central VA here. I waited an hour and 15 minutes. Normally, I can bop in, walk up to the machine, vote, and be out in 5 minutes. Today was unprecedented. The poll workers couldn’t get over it; they said there had been no let-up, no break all day, and people were wrapped around the building at 5:30 this morning before they opened.

Paul Ryan called in to Hannity’s show and discussed the historic turnout in VA; he even mentioned our area.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 3:44:58 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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