Skip to comments.Pennsylvania -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2955665/posts — reports of intimidation in Philly, posted on Breitbart.
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.
Western suburbs of Philly. Heavy turnout at 7am. The people at the front of the line with me were conservatives.
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!
An absolutely awesome antidote to black panther voter intimidation. Just having those guys around is going to help.
God Bless our veterans.
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.
I feel better already. Go operation “get out the Vet!”
North York, no open parking spaces at locations I passed. I got in and out this AM.
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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 !
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.
I will be leaving to vote in 10 minutes.Will be back on in a few hours.Lower Bucks County.
Haven’t been there yet. Going soon. Very cold here. 32.
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!
Audubon, PA; Montgomery County (near Valley Forge)
Duh! I forgot to say that I’m in Indiana County! Town of Indiana.
Amen to that!
Love the “get out the vet”!
I hope this goes well for them and the country. THANKS once again, guys. Wow.
Duh! I forgot to say that I’m in Indiana County! Town of Indiana.
Go Oakmont! Childhood hometown. Glad to hear of a good turn out.
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.
Voted in Chester County, Pa !
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.
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.
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.
I was asked for photo ID. I smiled and showed them my license to carry. They smiled back.
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.
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.
Marple Township, Delaware County, about 50 people in line at 7 AM, six machines in service, I was out by 7:12.
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
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.
That made me smile as well. Thanks for sharing.
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!
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.
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!
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 :)
OK I was #360,waited 40 minutes.Seemed about the same as the last Presidential election.Lower Bucks PA.
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.
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.
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.
>”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
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.
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.