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How crazy was it at your polling place today?

Posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:39 PM PST by West Texas Chuck

I voted the evil "early voting" thing a couple of weeks ago, here in Dallas County, Texas, and it took about 20 minutes at Garland City Hall.


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Took my mom over to the elementary school down the street about 2 this afternoon, took her 5 minutes in and out. Two or three other voters, nothing approaching a line.

Go Romney/Ryan, kick Obungler's skinny arse.

1 posted on 11/06/2012 3:46:43 PM PST by West Texas Chuck
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To: West Texas Chuck

Western burbs of Minneapolis. 150 people in line before 7 am. Never have I seen it so busy.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:20 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: West Texas Chuck

In Richmond, Va the lines were early then faded/ Extreme enthusiasm for Romney where I was a poll watcher from 6a to 8a! Romney signs out number BO 4 to 1 I’d say.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:49 PM PST by albie
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To: West Texas Chuck

The Pollster didn’t think I was on the ballot because she thought my first name was my last name. Great job on reading a state driver’s ID.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:53 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: West Texas Chuck
I went at 9:30a
No line; 4 minutes
5 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:58 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: West Texas Chuck

If what I saw today was typical of precincts across VA, 0bama is going DOWN. Went in with no wait at all. During that exact same time of day 4 years ago, the place was PACKED. The crowd was obvious ‘0bama voters’ and younger, I’m guessing first time voters, and the line was going out the door/around the building. It doesn’t look like those first time voters of 4 years ago came back to get ‘screwed’ again.

None of those people were anywhere to be seen this year. It looked more like a typical election.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 3:50:58 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: West Texas Chuck

In South San Jose, California. No line. Walked right in and voted like every other time I have voted.

I can’t imagine having to wait hours in line to vote. What’s up with that???


7 posted on 11/06/2012 3:51:38 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: West Texas Chuck

Crowds as large as BushVGore2000 here.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 3:52:16 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: shelterguy

Western ex-urbs of Minneapolis, small town. I was voter 379 at 9 a.m., unheard of here. Turn out is going to be huge!


9 posted on 11/06/2012 3:52:23 PM PST by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: West Texas Chuck

In and out at about 1:00 PM for me. I was too early to get a chicken BBQ though.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 3:52:28 PM PST by nonamer
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To: West Texas Chuck

Took my elderly parents mid morning when there was a lull. Very busy. Passed by the VFW polling place and there was NO parking and a line was wrapped around the building after school.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Went to vote around 10:00 am this morning (Putnam County, New York)...
Polling place was busy, but in and out in 5- minutes.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by beethoven
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To: West Texas Chuck

Heaviest turnout I’ve ever seen in my small GOP heavy Michigan town.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Pretty quiet this AM (8-ish) in Oatmeal, TX.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:37 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I live in a small rural town. I was at the polls at six. Lots of voters there. I’ve never seen that before. My wife took her dad and voted at 11. She said the place was still jumping and they had to wait. This is not normal for this place.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 3:54:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the freeloader REVENGE against America! Vote on November 6th!)
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To: albie

In a Fan district polling place at 2pm, no line, no waiting, no excitement. The area is heavy white democrat.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 3:54:55 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: shelterguy

Springfield TV reported three small communities ran out of ballots mid day in SW Missouri.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 3:55:21 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: West Texas Chuck

In 20 years living in this town I have NEVER seen lines like this. The either really love Obama or they really want him gone.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 3:55:34 PM PST by jersey117
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To: West Texas Chuck

My wife and I voted at about 9:00am:

Illinois, DuPage County, Lisle Township, Naperville

There were about fifty voters at the precinct polling place. My wife, who voted in this same precinct from ‘76 to ‘94, said that she has never seen such a high turnout.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 3:55:48 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

No line in my area in Carlsbad CA but it was full and steady according to the workers there and as people left, more came in so it was about 100% full at all times but no line.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 3:56:11 PM PST by JMS
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To: West Texas Chuck
Columbus/Westerville Ohio - Got there about 7:30. Took 45 minutes to vote, line was bigger when I left than when I got there.

Complained to poll worker about lack of American flag by entrance (so you can find the place - it's way back off the road). He was surprised and said something about "some people" were taking them. He got another one somewhere and took it out to the road. It was still there when I left.

21 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:11 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: West Texas Chuck

N/A because I voted by mail last week. I got tired of the constant “lets move the polling place” routine.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 3:57:11 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: West Texas Chuck

I’m in Indiana so Yawn.

I hope we deliver a conservative senator if Murdoch’s Foot in Mouth disease didn’t cost him Lugar’s seat. I am also hoping to replace House Rep Andre Carson with a real conservative.

I bought ammunition and whiskey today. I’ve got a buzz and have excused the family to the sleeping quarters while I watch my children’s future take shape.

Buzz..... on!


23 posted on 11/06/2012 3:58:18 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I voted Baltimore County, Maryland last Thusday. It took me 50 minutes and I went in at 1:30 PM


24 posted on 11/06/2012 3:59:23 PM PST by johnd201 (johnd201)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Very quiet.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Reporting from Sierra Vista AZ
It was a very pleasant smoothly run polling place. Very friendly.

We have the ballots you have to fill in with black ink. Kept going back to Romney/Ryan abt 10 times to make sure it was completely filled in. LOL


26 posted on 11/06/2012 4:00:53 PM PST by waxer1 (Don't vote for revenge. Vote for love of country-Mitt Romney)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Busier than usual here in the 10th Ward of Chicago. Last-minute changes in precincts meant that some people could no longer vote at their usual polling places and the judges had trouble figuring out where they should go. That caused a bit of turmoil. One very interesting thing — this neighborhood is usually littered with yard signs. There are practically none this year, and the only ones at the polling places I passed were Romney/Ryan.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 4:01:18 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

It was orderly and calm in the Lakewood area of Dallas. I was voter number 95.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: West Texas Chuck

I usually vote after work but since I retired in Aug. this is my first time voting during the morning hours.

We didn’t have any lines, but in our small town, lines are unheard of. I will say there was alot of voters in the room but couldn’t tell who was who.

Got my “I Voted” sticker and left.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Voted at 9:00AM. Only voter in the polling place. Bergheim, TX. This is very Republican territory in the Texas Hill Country. Most of the local section of the ballot was made up of unopposed Republicans.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 4:02:48 PM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: BenLurkin

Here in New Milford, CT my poll was hopping. I had to wait in a short line and was happy to see that 2 people who wanted to vote and were unregistered were sent to city hall to register. I read that in Ohio 2 judges were removed for allowing unregistered voters to vote...so at least CT isn’t that far gone...


31 posted on 11/06/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by madmominct
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To: West Texas Chuck

In and out in 10 minutes in my heavily Rat county but slightly conservative city. By the time I was leaving, a line had formed, but nothing major. Hearing stories of people waiting hours to do what I did in 10 minutes had me thankful my experience was easy.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:27 PM PST by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: West Texas Chuck

This was the longest I’ve ever had to wait to vote in the last 40 years. The lines were pretty long for late morning when I usually go to vote. There were 8 state constitutional amendments to vote on and 1 school board issue and 1 millage issue, so that slowed things up. It was over an hour and the line was 50% longer when I got done. Drove past later in the day and there were half as many cars in the lot.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 4:05:43 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Pretty busy. DH went at a quarter to 8 this morning & at 8:20, there were 20 people ahead of him & he said about 20 people had come out.
When I went, around 3, I didn’t count the people, but I stood in line about 15 minutes. Our polling place has changed, so I don’t know how to compare it to what we’ve been used to (which was fast, even when it was busy)


34 posted on 11/06/2012 4:08:49 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: West Texas Chuck

At my polling place in Beirut all the Hezbollah were
wearing Barry O shirts.

I guess the apology tour did work after all.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Easy Peasy.

I live on golf course, the precinct is at the club house.

Went into the dinning room, which had been segregated from the rest of the building and dropped off my ballot,

went into the clubhouse, ordered a Jack Black and sat outside, on the balcony overlooking the 1st hole and started reading FR as I sipped my nice beverage.

Got bored, came home and I am watching a movie called “What would the world like without America?”

Interesting to see my thoughts in a movie.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 4:11:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: West Texas Chuck

We arrived around 2:30 and there was no wait. However, our daughter tells me that the poll workers told her turnout was very heavy earlier in the day and they were just in a lull while we were there.
Later we were out and about and every polling place we passed was jam packed with cars. Part of the area was afluent suburb of a normally blue county(southern Montgomery, OH) and part was rural (Greene).


37 posted on 11/06/2012 4:12:44 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

I’m very familiar with the fan. That’s great news! Thanks for sharing.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 4:12:55 PM PST by albie
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To: West Texas Chuck

4:30 Warren County Ohio. Had to wait to park. Entered polling place and my four year old yelled “where’s Romney”. The line was wraped around the inside like a snake. Everyone laughed at that comment. Waited about 30 min to vote and then had a hotdog and soup. The line and parking lot was about the same when I left at 5:30. I was voter # 534. Largest number I have seen at this time of day was 360.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 4:13:53 PM PST by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Just voted in Long Beach, CA (Belmont Shores). Three precincts in one location. About 25 voters total. In and out in under 10 minutes. Funny incident though. A young man in front of me was having the provisional ballot explained to him. He asked "is it provisional because they will only count it if the election is close?” Everyone got a good laugh. Praying for Rommney/Ryan.
40 posted on 11/06/2012 4:20:21 PM PST by Shark24
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To: West Texas Chuck
Walked in the NE Mississippi voting area at 7am. I was the first to vote in the precinct. My machine malfunctioned and I had to vote using another machine. Was out in ten minutes. There were 20-30 people behind me and several driving in as I left.
41 posted on 11/06/2012 4:24:49 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: luckystarmom

San Jose, short wait, all booths occupied. They said with the exception of a 45 minute break it’s busy all day.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 4:36:43 PM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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43 posted on 11/06/2012 4:38:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Here in a red enclave in the People’s Republic of Maryland, I have never seen such lines. Normally, it’s walk up to the desk manned by 3 or 4 ladies. Today, it was a 5 minute line to get to the table of 8 ladies, and then wait in the voting line for 20 to 25 minutes.

Of course we have some hot ballot referenda, including homosexual marriage, gambling, etc. that are no doubt getting people motivated, too.

I am no fan of Romney, but had to pull the lever as the lesser of the evils.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 4:48:13 PM PST by XEHRpa
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