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Florida -- Post Your Morning Voting Observations Here!!
Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww

Posted on 11/06/2012 6:14:10 AM PST by CWW

Post your Florida voting observations here!!!

We're also interested in Freeper ovservations of predominantly dem districs in Miami/Dade and Sarasota.


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: election; election2012; fl; florida; vanity
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Go Florida!! Go Romney/Ryan!!!!
1 posted on 11/06/2012 6:14:12 AM PST by CWW
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To: CWW

Ft. Walton Beach: Went by my polling place (Presbyterian Church on South Avenue) on way to work to see if I could get in quick. LINE WAS OUT THE DOOR AND ACROSS THE PARKING LOT!......


2 posted on 11/06/2012 6:16:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: CWW

More Republican driven than Democrat here in central Florida, but I waited in line for 60 minutes this morning at the opening. After voting, the line was just as long behind me.

In speaking with the poll supervisor, she shared that they don’t close the polls at 7pm, they cut the line at 7pm and allow those in line to vote. Just F.Y.I.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 6:19:08 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: Red Badger

I voted here in Alabama - 2 hours from FWB - and the parking lot was jammed and the line was wrapped around the parking lot - nothing like four years ago.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 6:20:16 AM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: CWW

Please also include any relevant information about the political breakdown of your area!


5 posted on 11/06/2012 6:20:22 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Red Badger

we’re going out later, we live in one of the most republican counties in FL, called St Johns county St Augustine.

Wife is out in Ponte edra, a very republican area and she said she has never seen lines what she is seeing, she went by 3 polling stations and all have lines going around the parking lot.

It;s a very republican area in a very republican county so now we’ll be out in about an hour to vote and we’ll update about our polling station.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 6:20:39 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Ponte Vedra St Johns county I meant.

Just got a call and the wife said precints are still having long lines


7 posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:24 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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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.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:41 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

It’s not an observation,just advice for all Floridians...don’t allow what happened in 2000 to happen this year.That is,if See BS calls the state for Osama Obama at,say,8:05 (Eastern) don’t you folks in the Panhandle leave the line or stay home thinking all is lost.Your polls stay open until *9PM* Eastern.And that applies,nationwide.If MSLDS declares Osama to have been reelected at,say,8:30 (Eastern)....crawl over broken glass to get to the polls in the other time zones.You just never know what might happen!


9 posted on 11/06/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: CWW
Okeechobee County. No lines at my precinct but when I was there the poll workers were talking about the number of ballots cast and remarked it was more than ever before. No Obama signs leading up to polling place, just Romney and local politicians. Okeechobee has historically been Democrat due to AG industry. Looks like it's turning!
10 posted on 11/06/2012 6:24:03 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: CWW

South Tampa Bay area - GOP suburb. Crowded polling place, good spirits.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 6:24:19 AM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: CWW

Voted this morning in West Palm Beach, Florida.(heavily democratic)
My precinct has slightly more registered republicans than democrats. In 2008 Barack won my precinct by about 12% in 2004 Kerry won the precinct by about 5%.

Wait time was about 35 minutes to vote. I did not live in the precinct in 2008 so I cannot compare to 2008, but the crowd was overwhelmingly white and over 40.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 6:24:51 AM PST by SuperGater
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North Pinellas county approx. 100 people out the door at 6:45 this morning, waiting for the polls to open.

I’ll be working my district polling place today from 4 til close. We’ve been told to expect large crowds.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 6:24:51 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: CWW

Ooops,typo...that’s MSLSD.No Mormon attacks from *me*!


14 posted on 11/06/2012 6:25:24 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: CWW

Report from a central FL red area outside Orlando. Normally vote in AM before work and never much of a line. Today it was a line that streched halfway to key west.

Will try midday when most Mitt voters are at work and hope its shorter.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 6:25:37 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Red Badger

Poll watching in a heavy rat precinct . Lines are starting to lighten already. Almost no o gear worn by voters.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 6:25:45 AM PST by lovesdogs
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To: CWW

Jacksonville, 14th precinct.

Voting is toally jacked up. Has always been split into two equal volume rooms. Today, the predominantly Democrat area was given an entire room, while the predominantly Republican areas were combined.

I voted early, but my wife was livid that the Dems had no wait to vote and the Republicans were waiting 2 hours.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 6:26:20 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: CWW

Florida has a very long ballot this election, so it is difficult to compare the lines this year from previous elections. Sorry to say that. I just voted in a predominately Democrat precinct, and it took about an hour, and I got there when the polls opened. Not sure what that really means.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:43 AM PST by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: CWW

I am here in blue Alachua county. Was cold and rainy but the line was out the door almost to the parking lot. The composition of the crowd was quite different than four years ago. Much less minorities and the under 23 demographic.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:54 AM PST by Timedrifter
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To: CWW
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Dunedin (Pinellas County) ... Florida's West Coast ... 20 miles West of Tampa ...

Arrived at polling place (Dunein Community Center) at 6:30 am for polls opening at 7:00 am.

At 6:30 am there were already 15 people in line, outside the door.

At 7:00 am there were almost 75 people in line.



"Remember Benghazi !!!!!"

I proudly wore my Gadsen Flag Tea Party shirt ...



A special "thanks" to Newt Gingrich this day ...

Romney appears to have finally connected with "genuine" Conservatives ... and Independents ...

as he articulates almost EVERY point that Newt Gingrich was making when Newt won the South Carolina Primary by a "landslide" against Romney.



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20 posted on 11/06/2012 6:29:45 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: CWW

Seminole County—voted this morning. Waited, so we weren’t “first thing there” but still very early. Long line in the rain, quiet and friendly. Took about 40 minutes.

Liked our other previous voting places better, more room indoors. This one (at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church) was tiny and very cramped.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 6:30:55 AM PST by Southern Magnolia
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Merritt Island. Voted at 8:30 this morning. Took granddaughter, now 18. She’s a Republican wench. Only Romney signs at entrance to voting place. No Obama signs. No lines, no waiting. We zipped right on through.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 6:31:28 AM PST by looois
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To: lovesdogs
Poll watching in a heavy rat precinct .... Almost no o gear worn by voters.

You're an official poll watcher? Because you should probably be aware that wearing any clothing that supports any of the candidates is a violation and is considered an advertisement for the person.

Were people wearing obama shirts or hats?

23 posted on 11/06/2012 6:33:04 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: CWW; JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; ...
Got to my local polling place right at 7 AM, and there must have been 70 people in line ahead of me. I had to wait fifteen minutes to even get the the desk -- that's a first.

I hope it's a good omen.

Florida Freeper


24 posted on 11/06/2012 6:41:57 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: lovesdogs
Almost no o gear worn by voters.

NO GUNS OR NIGHTSTICKS?.......

25 posted on 11/06/2012 6:43:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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26 posted on 11/06/2012 6:43:22 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
Heavy rain and t-storms in southern Tampa Bay area. Steady stream of voters at the poll. No line outside the door at 8:50AM, however it was the heaviest voting presence I've ever seen in 15 years at this location. Poll greeter said there was a line out the door at 6:30AM.

Lots of extra tables set up as makeshift voting booths for filling out optical scan ballots.

Noticed some stray marks on my ballots, brought them to the poll attendant's attention. She assured me that the scanner would reject the ballot if the stray marks cause a problem. No problems.

27 posted on 11/06/2012 6:49:36 AM PST by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: CWW

Raining off and on and gray in Jax / NE FL today.

We early voted Thurs with big turnout but smooth fast lines. As always, I was asked for ID and said I was glad to have to show it. I also took in my (unused) mail-in ballot, which was ripped (”spoiled”) in front of me and was to be deposited with others.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 6:50:39 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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We’re outside of Orlando. Hubby and I got there a couple minutes after 7. There was already a long line; probably 100 people in front of us. Waited 2 hours. No problems with voting.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 6:51:13 AM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Johnny B.
Please also include any relevant information about the political breakdown of your area!

PLEASE heed this advice!! If we don't know the political breakdown of the town, reports of long lines are pointless and uniformative.

30 posted on 11/06/2012 6:52:14 AM PST by edwinland
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Liberal Palm Beach County reporting:

I arrived at 7:30; there were approximately 50 people ahead of me and it took 50 minutes to complete the process. A well-spoken businessman behind me was asked if he is a Romney fan and he very disgustedly said “NO”! But that is to be expected around here.

The last time I rememeber the line being equally long was when Bush won in 2004, and not as long in 2008 (if that means anything, lol).


31 posted on 11/06/2012 6:55:39 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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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.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:27 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: subterfuge

As long as they are here to vote they can wear candidate .. But they must leave the polling place after voting.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 6:58:19 AM PST by lovesdogs
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Polk County Precinct 415. Got there just before the polls opened, and in 30 minutes I was done. Voted for all Repubs (I firmly believe to kill a weed you must cut it off at the root) and against all three Supreme Court justices. My biggest thrill was driving to and from the polling location in my new Ford C-MAX hybrid. Bet a LOT of people thought they knew who I was voting for... WRONG!


34 posted on 11/06/2012 6:59:58 AM PST by klgator
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To: CWW

Just talked with a co-worker and he said it took him over an hour to vote. He said he got there at 7 and was finished voting after 8. My guess, is a lot of working people wanted to vote before going to work.
We’re waiting ‘til this afternoon.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 7:01:14 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: CWW
I am in a heavily red county, Polk, in central Florida.

2008 we walked right in and voted with about 5 other people when the polls opened at 7AM

This morning we stood in a line before the polls opened.

When we got in the line, there were 113 people.

When we got done voting the line was the same length as when we went in.

But there was a line of cars waiting for a place to park as the lot was full.

36 posted on 11/06/2012 7:03:24 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SampleMan
Has always been split into two equal volume rooms. Today, the predominantly Democrat area was given an entire room, while the predominantly Republican areas were combined. I voted early, but my wife was livid that the Dems had no wait to vote and the Republicans were waiting 2 hours.

Typical RAT trick.

Read the book (#1 New York Slimes Best Seller)

RAT RULES FOR VOTING (Unabridged Edition)

"There are no rules"

37 posted on 11/06/2012 7:03:32 AM PST by immadashell
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To: SampleMan

That’s craziness! This isn’t a primary election, it’s the general election. You need to notify your pubbie rep about it.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 7:06:06 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: CWW
We voted around 9:00 this morning in the north Ga mountains at our precinct out in the country. There was a light rain but no line. The man who worked there had a sense of humor. There were two local poll watchers there. The man said that 50% of the county had already voted (early).

It felt good to vote against Obama and Joe but felt even better to vote against our local Comissioner and Sheriff both dems.

39 posted on 11/06/2012 7:07:51 AM PST by Aquamarine ( We all live in Benghazi now. ~ bray)
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To: lovesdogs

I did not know that. I plan to wear my hat that says “FOUR YEARS AND OUT!” hat when I vote later today in Orlando.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 7:09:09 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: CWW

Think I just posted on the wrong thread. Sorry.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 7:09:35 AM PST by Aquamarine ( We all live in Benghazi now. ~ bray)
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To: CWW

Santa Rosa Co. in the panhandle. Huge lines, long waits. It’s been this way all throughout early voting. Major Republican county.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: HelloooClareece
I posted this on another thread and failed to mention, I am in Brevard County Florida, Space Coast area.

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.

43 posted on 11/06/2012 7:12:12 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: N. Theknow
I am in a heavily red county, Polk, in central Florida.

Lori Edwards, strong liberal and Polk County elections supervisor, changed the voting procedure in '08. Could have voted several times...in my own precinct! Will be headed to precinct 241, south Lakeland, after work and "gittin' 'er done"!

44 posted on 11/06/2012 7:12:40 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: CWW

Brevard County (Space Coast)

154,057 registered Republicans, 130,214 registered Democrats, and 73,549 other.

Ridiculously long line this morning at 7:30 - out of the building, through the parking lot, and around the corner. I’ll be returning this afternoon to try again. My Precinct is slanted more Republican than the general county makeup.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 7:14:59 AM PST by Sax
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Wellington in WPB...one of the republican leaning enclaves in a very democratic county. Longest lines I’ve seen since voting. I arrived 6:30 AM. 100 deep. By the time I got out at 7:30, it was at least 200 deep. Well behaved crowd, no sign anyone would not wait and vote. I suspect lots of broken glass republicans determined to take our country back.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 7:18:56 AM PST by BlackBeauty
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Brevard County (Space Coast) 154,057 registered Republicans, 130,214 registered Democrats, and 73,549 other. Ridiculously long line this morning at 7:30 - out of the building, through the parking lot, and around the corner. I’ll be returning this afternoon to try again. My Precinct is slanted more Republican than the general county makeup.

The region that gave us Bill Nelson, a very good representative but who lost his way when he became a Senator. That's why, as I posted earlier, I vote against ALL Dems whether dogcatcher or higher. If they get in at one level, they keep aspiring to higher office and at some point get socialized. My philosophy is you handle a Dem like you do a weed, you cut if off at the root so it can't grow.
47 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:22 AM PST by klgator
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To: Patton@Bastogne

A special “thanks” to Newt Gingrich this day ...

Romney appears to have finally connected with “genuine” Conservatives ... and Independents ...

as he articulates almost EVERY point that Newt Gingrich was making when Newt won the South Carolina Primary by a “landslide” against Romney.

**
I am extremely proud and impressed by Newt, how he’s handled all of this over this past year — so graciously and so professionally — just pure class. He never missed a step going right back to his conservative political activism and is still out front, being the wonderful spokesperson that he is. I do believe he’s probably in the fold advising Romney, and Romney is listening to him...

I pray Newt is given a BIG post of some kind after this is over ...should R. win. Not getting my hopes up just yet, but praying.

We still need Newt, more than ever.


48 posted on 11/06/2012 7:22:31 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

I agree with everything you said about Newt.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 7:24:02 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LibsRJerks

Newt would be an awesome Secretary of State.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 7:25:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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