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Pennsylvania -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!
v | 11-06-2012 | cww

Posted on 11/06/2012 5:59:58 AM PST by CWW

Post your anecdotal observations of Pennsylvania voting here.

We're especially interested in Freepers' observations of voting in the Philadelphia suburbs.


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Go Pennsylvania!!1 Romney/Ryan!!!
1 posted on 11/06/2012 6:00:01 AM PST by CWW
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To: CWW

In my Blue Collar Yellow Dog inner-ring suburb of Pittsburgh...

Very light turnout! Shocked to get in right away and be just one of two voters. My instincts tell me that white Yinzer yellow dogs have soured on Barack and have opted to sit this one out.

There was a large menacing black fellow at the polling place (though not dressed in Black Panther garb). Waiting to go berzerk the first time a black voter is asked for their ID, I reckon. Did not bother with me.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 6:04:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CWW

I was the 100th person to vote at my polling place this morning in Oakmont, PA! And I was HAPPY to show my ID when asked and I made sure everybody heard me say it! The poll workers said only a few people declined to show ID.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 6:04:37 AM PST by Castigar
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To: CWW

The Gwynedd Mercy College voting location (a fairly swing subdistrict of Montgomery County) had somewhat longer than usual lines. The Dem poll worker said the lines were longer than usual. Not sure whether that is good or not but the yard signs in the area are roughly 60% Romney.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 6:05:36 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Black Panther Jerry Jackson is back at a Philly pollimg location.
5 posted on 11/06/2012 6:05:39 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: CWW

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2955665/posts — reports of intimidation in Philly, posted on Breitbart.

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2012/11/01/seal-team-november-6-philadelphia-black-panthers/ — the antidote, WOW.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 6:08:40 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: CWW

Cumberland County here. Today I saw the longest line that i have ever seen at the opening of my precinct. I arrived at 6:50 am. I was 38th to vote. The line had doubled by the time the doors opened. Usually there are 5-10 people waiting for the doors to open. This is about 8 times the normal turnout, but it is probably better to look at it as 8 times more motivation to vote ... there are not enough people that live here to keep that up all day.

As I was leaving, the line was just as long and people were waiting for cars to leave to get a parking space.

I live in a very Republican precinct. We will offset the Philadelphia Hood Rat vote.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 6:08:46 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: CWW

Western suburbs of Philly. Heavy turnout at 7am. The people at the front of the line with me were conservatives.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 6:09:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: CWW

Just voted in a suburb of Allentown, PA. Waited 45 minutes, which is longer than in 2008. There was one Obama supporter there trying to defend the czars. Most people were rolling their eyes. Hoping that PA turns red!


9 posted on 11/06/2012 6:11:00 AM PST by noFOB (Time to take back our country)
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To: cyn

An absolutely awesome antidote to black panther voter intimidation. Just having those guys around is going to help.

God Bless our veterans.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 6:13:46 AM PST by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Chester County, small borough. We started lining up before 6:30. I was number voter #9. When I left, the line was around the building, though I couldn’t tell the makekup. I saw a number of new faces, though.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 6:13:46 AM PST by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: cyn

I feel better already. Go operation “get out the Vet!”


12 posted on 11/06/2012 6:19:16 AM PST by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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13 posted on 11/06/2012 6:20:37 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: CWW

North York, no open parking spaces at locations I passed. I got in and out this AM.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:26 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (I prep, therefore I will be.)
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To: CWW
(please pardon my copy/pasting this prolifically today  :-)

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I had the distinct privilege of casting the first vote in my little, predominantly Conservative, village !

Matter of fact, can't recall seeing a single Ødious sign here at all . . some across the river in the college town (Bucknell), but even very few there, comparatively.

Got to my polling place in central PA at 0630, and by the time the doors opened at 7 there were already ~25 in line, with more cars pulling in every minute or two.

Great chatter with several others who got there shortly after me, with the concensus being we were all more eager to cast today's votes than any time since Reagan !

When the election official asked for my name, I took my time getting the wallet out to show my ID.

One of the officiating ladies said "we don't need to see your ID", whereupon I politely stated, in a clear full voice "Yes you do .. I'm (tomkat) and I'm proud to show my eligibility to vote for President Romney".

It's gonna be a long day's wait, but by tonight we'll have served a tsunami-sized eviction notice on the most hideous presidential mistake this country's ever made !



             

15 posted on 11/06/2012 6:25:54 AM PST by tomkat (Vote today like the Constitution depended on it - - because IT DOES !)
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To: CWW

“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of Socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
- Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:16 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: CWW

I will be leaving to vote in 10 minutes.Will be back on in a few hours.Lower Bucks County.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:29 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: CWW

Haven’t been there yet. Going soon. Very cold here. 32.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 6:32:08 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage
Butler Township Luzerne Country voted 2nd in line at 7am. Woot Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 posted on 11/06/2012 6:33:25 AM PST by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: CWW

I voted at 8:00. I was #96. Pretty good for that early. Only one person in front of me, so those who voted before me stopped on the way to work. A number of cars pulling in as I was leaving. I’ve seen more Romney signs - way more - than Obama. Our county always goes red in any election though, even with a large university (15,000+ students) with the usual lib professor population!


20 posted on 11/06/2012 6:37:21 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: angcat

Audubon, PA; Montgomery County (near Valley Forge)


21 posted on 11/06/2012 6:39:23 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: CWW

Duh! I forgot to say that I’m in Indiana County! Town of Indiana.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 6:40:59 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: henkster; SueRae

Amen to that!

Love the “get out the vet”!

I hope this goes well for them and the country. THANKS once again, guys. Wow.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 6:42:21 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: CWW

Duh! I forgot to say that I’m in Indiana County! Town of Indiana.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 6:42:25 AM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Castigar

Go Oakmont! Childhood hometown. Glad to hear of a good turn out.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 6:45:13 AM PST by esoteric
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To: CWW

Warrington, PA(Bucks County), CB SOUTH HS:

Very large polling place, parking lot jammed, lines out the door at 7am!!! Mostly white men, few women.

We need massive honest Romney vote in Bucks County to help overcome the typical 135% fraud turnout in Philthadelphia.

TAKE A FRIEND, MAKE YOUR FAMILY, Vote. Get rid of the most divisive, destructive, deceitful President of ALL Time.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 6:46:22 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Voted in Chester County, Pa !


27 posted on 11/06/2012 6:46:25 AM PST by HangingTuff
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To: CWW
Husband arrived at polling place in Delmont (Westmoreland County) at 8:15. Said lines were normal but had an hour wait because there were two ladies at the table looking up one voter at a time. Six machines available and 4 in use at the most while he was there. Not sure of his number.

I can't vote until after work but will post number if able to. More Obama signs than McCain in 08 around here. So far I've seen only one Obama yard sign this year and the guy is totally hopeless and clueless anyway. Many Romney signs, even in yards of those who I would have suspected were Obama supporters given their demographic.

28 posted on 11/06/2012 6:49:57 AM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: CWW

Just voted in Johnstown. My wife and I were numbers 100 and 101. Very high turnout for our little district (possibly a record for this early in the day) plus a record number of absentee ballots. I was glad to see my oldest son’s absentee ballot was recorded as received. He is in college in VA.

My youngest son is holding a bake sale at a local fire hall that serves as a neighboring voting location. Also very high turnout. (This is Jack Murtha’s district.) He’s raising funds for his Eagle Scout project. One voter came out and said they couldn’t get any Republican vote to register on their machine. They were able to receive assistance and get the problem resolved.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:37 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: CWW

I voted about 3/4 hour ago, Bucks county. Three precincts vote in the same location, no line for my precinct, but there never are at that hour. One of the others had about 10 people in line. About the same as 2008. Wasn’t asked for ID. The usual signs were outside, but they were ALL Republican.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: CWW

I was asked for photo ID. I smiled and showed them my license to carry. They smiled back.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 6:58:30 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (I prep, therefore I will be.)
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To: cjshapi

I was at the same polling place in Delmont (Westmoreland Cty) at about 8:45 and the lines were substantially longer than usual. I agree that the sign-in was about as inefficient as could be imagined, but it was no different from previous years. The two precincts that vote here should be heavily Republican.

Looks like we’ll need a large turnout to help offset the “incidents” in Philadelphia.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 7:00:08 AM PST by bagman
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To: CWW

May the heros of Benghazi be proud of how we vote today.

They gave their lives for us, now we need to give our votes for them.

Vote as if the lives of our Military Men and Women depended on it.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 7:03:54 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: CWW
I voted around 9am in an area that very Republican. About 50-60 in line. The line was moving relatively fast and as some came out, about an equal number were added to the line. Still about 5-60 in line as I left around 9:45. Those I could hear talking were Romney supporters. Last election I think around 80% from my voting precinct voted for McCain. Lots of Romney signs around, but only saw one Obama sign. Lines are longer than last election and enthusiasm is higher. I know my neighbors will do their part.
34 posted on 11/06/2012 7:08:24 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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Marple Township, Delaware County, about 50 people in line at 7 AM, six machines in service, I was out by 7:12.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 7:17:42 AM PST by TechJunkYard (cough)
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To: CWW; Las Vegas Dave; proudmilitarymrs
Posted the party candidate signs at 6:30, and was still 4th in line just after Mrs NCC. After I voted at 7:02, there were still 20 people in line, and parking was getting sticky.

Clearfield Twp, Butler County is predominently Republican, so I take this as a good omen from out here between the woods and the hayfields.

God Bless America, Semper Fi

36 posted on 11/06/2012 7:25:25 AM PST by North Coast Conservative (If this be treason, make the most of it. - Patrick Henry)
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To: CWW

I’ve worked the polls since 2004 in a very purple voting district in the Yardley area of Bucks County. I live in a very purple voting district. The line at 7:00am was the LONGEST I HAVE EVER SEEN. Made 2008 look like an off-year. A big difference between today’s and the usual morning crowd was that it was not made up largely of Dems, who tend to vote first thing in the morning. These were mostly Reps. Also, we had 150 absentee ballots. The most we ever had before was 60. Most of the 150 are Rs.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 7:34:22 AM PST by VinceASA
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To: WakeUpAndVote
I was asked for photo ID. I smiled and showed them my license to carry. They smiled back.

That made me smile as well. Thanks for sharing.

38 posted on 11/06/2012 7:35:11 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I just voted in a suburb similar to yours: my middle-class left-leaning (Bonzo won 52-47 here last time) area east of Pittsburgh, 4 years to the minute from the time I enthusiastically voted for Sarah Palin and that schmuck she shared the ticket with.

2008: long lines, lots of little college age empty-headed white girl ‘Bimbos For Bonzo’ electioneering outside the polling place. Guy next to me in line cackling with glee about how many welfare animals (not his term, of course) had already been bussed in to vote in a nearby ghetto suburb.

2012: no line at all, I was about the 200th customer of the day. Voting went smoothly, no obvious Democrat Vote Fraud, but who knows how my vote will actually be *counted*.

A couple of large Black Panther type Bonzo voters showed up just as I was leaving but they weren’t making any trouble as far as I could tell. My precinct covers neighborhoods with a LOT of easily-intimited elderly voters though, and just seeing racist thugs waiting at the door could be more than enough to get them to retreat.

As I posted on another thread:

Unless the puppetmasters have “calibrated” the machine to alter, negate or ignore my vote — I voted to unseat the following incumbents:

1. A ultra-long term corrupt Rat bastard state legislator,

2. A blithering idiot Rat bastard U.S. Senator,

3. A slimy liberal Rat bastard Congressman (Mark Critz),

4. Best of all, I get to vote to attach some duck feathers — LAME DUCK feathers — to that empty monkey suit of a pResident!


39 posted on 11/06/2012 7:39:42 AM PST by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: CWW

My wife and I voted about 8:00 A.M. here in Pa just north of Reading.At that time, over 160 people had voted, a number the polling place doesn’t normally see until mid-afternoon.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 7:46:38 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: patriotsblood
That's just about the same scenario here in Washington County,SW PA.
41 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:51 AM PST by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: bagman

You were there at the same time. If you saw a blonde guy with a flat top haircut in a tie that was him.

This is my first time voting there. Used to live in North Apollo. There was never a line there, regardless of time of day. Frankly I’d walk over hot coals to vote today. Can’t wait!


42 posted on 11/06/2012 8:47:53 AM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: CWW

Just back from Bible study (much needed & uplifting) and voting. We’re in Bucks County (Philly suburb). Very mixed-bag neighborhood, older Irish & Italian Catholics, middle-aged empty nesters and younger families evenly divided.

We were just redistricted & 2 precincts share the same building, no line for my side, short line (4 or 5 people?) in the other, but with steady movement in and out, I was not asked for ID (showed it anyway). I was #207 or so, which seemed high but not exceptionally so, I usually vote at about the same time every year.

Our Bible Study is held where there is also a voting place, for NE Philly. I did not see any lines, not a lot of activity, only a few older folks & couples in the parking area. As we were leaving, a teamster guy was taping up some Obama signs, but it seemed fairly dead otherwise there.

Said a quick but heartfelt prayer in the voting booth and proudly pressed the button :)


43 posted on 11/06/2012 8:57:38 AM PST by twyn1
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To: fatima

OK I was #360,waited 40 minutes.Seemed about the same as the last Presidential election.Lower Bucks PA.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:26 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: CWW

Took my mom to vote this morning at around 10:00 in Macungie (Lehigh County). She was number 401.
No long lines but they did have about 8 machines and only 2 Voter Access Cards that they would allow at a time. Strange.

My husband and I voted in Upper Milford Township (Lehigh County) at around 11:00. Conservative area. Long lines. I forgot to see what number I was duh...

Proud to report that no Black Panther would dare show up at our polling place. I feel sorry for the people in Philly not allowed to carry.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 9:10:24 AM PST by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: CWW
Pittsburgh suburb of Sharpsburg. Voted at about 7:30. Never voted that early before in PA but polling place was pretty much empty. This is a very Democratic area. Only 2 other voters when I was there. Usually there are several Democrats outside electioneering but none when I was there. Not sure if this indicates lack of enthusiam or just because I was there earlier than I usually am.

I will be walking back down this afternoon with Mrs. Jaxter when she gets home from work. The polls weren't open when she left this morning. I was a little worried that I would have some problems 'cause this is the first time I've voted since switching my party affiliation from Republican to Independent. No problems though, and I was in and out in less than 4 minutes.

46 posted on 11/06/2012 9:26:44 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: CWW

Just voted in Audubon in Montgomery County. Was shocked! No line, no nothing. I spoke to GOP team outside. No one. If this is our turnout Romney is in big trouble. Maybe it will pick up in the evening. Could be too late by then.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 9:29:10 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: tomkat

>”One of the officiating ladies said “we don’t need to see your ID”, whereupon I politely stated, in a clear full voice “Yes you do .. I’m (tomkat) and I’m proud to show my eligibility to vote for President Romney”<

I’m sure any Democrat within ear shot peed their pants just a little bit when you did that. LOL


48 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:54 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: CWW
In line at 6:45am in western Philly suburbs (Chester County) -- even so, was the 79th vote cast. Relatively quiet and purposeful crowd, although I chatted with neighbors who were sharing O fail stories. Then there was an annoying guy who complained loudly that the L-Z line was shorter than the A-K line and that election team should not be pulling L-Z folks from back of line to go ahead of him . . . (likely Dem).

Line about 75-100 when I left and people still pulling in to (full) lot and turning around to park at nearby park and walk. Strong R precinct.

49 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:30 AM PST by pettifogger (Voting for Love of Country since 1982)
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To: cjshapi

My daughter just voted here in Delmont (Westmoreland Cty)(at about 12:45) and reports that 34% of the registered voters have cast ballots already. It is not unheard of to have as little as 25% turnout over the entire day for this precinct (East Manordale). This precinct, as mentioned earlier, is Republican.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 10:27:02 AM PST by bagman
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