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

Posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:14 AM PST by CWW

Post your Michigan morning voting observations here!!

We're particularly interested in the dem district turnout, e.g., Detroit, etc.


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Go Michigan!! Go Romney/Ryan!!!
1 posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:19 AM PST by CWW
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To: CWW; Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Personally I'm not confident enough to say Romney will win here but it is a real possibility and will be within 3%.

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2 posted on 11/06/2012 6:24:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Even if Romney doesn’t win, it’s possible that some borderline House seats could be flipped to the R side.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: CWW

long lines... got in at number 61, but could not vote until about 91.. the lady with my paper and sticker just took off.... JUST TOOK OFF... waited while all the people behind me got their ballots, voted and left...

a nice young woman behind me said, a little loudly, “ Sir, you have been waiting patiently in line, I will not vote ahead of you”... and as the people at the table looked up at us, I said, “Thank you maam, but it is not up to you if I vote or not, it is up to the people at the table”... one lady at the table asked my name, I told her, and then she said that my card and sticker were not at the table. I told her she better find it. Then I told her the lady in the black sweater had it and just took off.

The precinct captain bolted and within a minute the lady with the black sweater came back in the room with my stuff, kinda threw it down on the table and stormed off again..

what a b%$ch !!!!

the rest of the people at the table apologized profusely..


4 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:52 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: CWW

Early AM, northern lower Michigan, line out the door and down the street.

Very big turnout.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 6:30:55 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: CWW

Here in north Texas, everything was normal. Had to present my drivers license to verify I was registered. I signed off on my name that I voted. Next, I was given the standard 10 second tutorial on how to use the voting machine. That was it. No one asked me how I voted. I was in/out in less then 10 minutes.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 6:30:59 AM PST by Valk Rider
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To: CWW

My precinct is already at 40% turnout. Hopefully a lot of Romney people. My town is pretty much split 50/50. Was in Van Buren Township yesterday for a meeting. Lots of O voters. Cars within 100’ had Forward signs in the windows and a person was canvassing at the door. Talked to the Clerk. He didn’t give a rip.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 6:33:25 AM PST by jack1165
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To: Wildbill22

Romney or Obama voters?


8 posted on 11/06/2012 6:33:58 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: joe fonebone

Report it anyway.

Now.

It may head off, or document a real attempt at fraud.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 6:34:42 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: CWW

Big turnout in my precinct on the westside.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 6:35:44 AM PST by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: MichiganCheese

Voted in Holland (Zeeland actually). West side of Michigan. Very red part of the state.

I was #12. By the time the doors opened at 7:00 there were over 100 people there.

One small concern:
The voting machine (run a long paper ballot through a scanner - vote by filling in ovals with a pen on the paper) wasn’t working. So they had people put the ballots in a box. I guess their plan is to run the ballots through the machine later. I’m just a little concerned because this is a pretty Republican area and I didn’t get to see my ballot go in - I’m trusting that the folks working at the poll will do it later.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 6:38:17 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: PapaBear3625
I'm not sure there are any borderline house seats. The Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Flint districts are pretty firm democrat areas. I'm not sure what kind of chances we have in the 5th district.

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I'm actually most interested in crushing the union ballot proposals and its looking pretty good at this point. In fact I got an email this morning from an old timer I know who belongs to a group calling themselves, Union members for Romney.
12 posted on 11/06/2012 6:40:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CWW

Early morning voting in Macomb County. I was #29 at my precinct and by the time I got out the place was packed with people lied up all around the inside of the school. All the poll workers were nice and helpful. One even noticed that it was my birthday and said Happy Birthday.

Picture ID checked at two different stations prior to receiving a ballot. Nothing electronic, paper ballot with a fill in the circle with black pen.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 6:41:06 AM PST by kempster
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To: CWW

Early morning voting in Macomb County. I was #29 at my precinct and by the time I got out the place was packed with people lined up all around the inside of the school. All the poll workers were nice and helpful. One even noticed that it was my birthday and said Happy Birthday.

Picture ID checked at two different stations prior to receiving a ballot. Nothing electronic, paper ballot with a fill in the circle with black pen.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 6:41:06 AM PST by kempster
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To: cripplecreek

This picture is exactly what pisses me off about michigan. How in gods name can 99% of the state vote one way and it goes the other because of that teeny tiny area down south!


15 posted on 11/06/2012 6:44:45 AM PST by annelizly
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To: Tigercap
Daughter and I arrived at the Olive twp precinct 7:33AM, voted about 8:15. She was #95, I was #96. When I put my ballot in the shread... er, tabulator, the number on the display was #94.

I figure we got ahead of a couple of slower people.

They now scan the drivers license and it is linked to a lap top that has the registration records. That was cool, and saved a lot of time over the paper look up system.

Our county, Clinton, did go 0 last time, I don't think that will happen this time, the joy of voting for something historic isn't there any more.

16 posted on 11/06/2012 6:45:34 AM PST by garyb
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To: annelizly
Notice how that tiny area always waits until the rest of the votes in the state have been counted before they report their votes. Hmm, wonder what they could be doing with that extra time.
17 posted on 11/06/2012 6:47:50 AM PST by garyb
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To: CWW

Fourth in line to vote. Doors weren’t opened yet when we got there. Nice crowd, the election people know us by name. Got my wittle sticker. LOL

Noted by dh: the Obama skanks weren’t waiting in line first thing this time.

Romney/Ryan!!!


18 posted on 11/06/2012 6:47:57 AM PST by madison10 (I love it when My plan comes together ~~God)
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To: CWW

Voted av in Northfield Twp. Poll challenging in Ann Arbor. Minor issues but clerks doing good job handling them.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 6:53:32 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: garyb
Notice how that tiny area always waits until the rest of the votes in the state have been counted before they report their votes. Hmm, wonder what they could be doing with that extra time.

They might be a bit more cautious about committing vote fraud in Detroit these days. Both the secretary of state and attorney general were targets of fraud in 2010 and have zero tolerance for it.
20 posted on 11/06/2012 6:54:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: garyb

“Notice how that tiny area always waits until the rest of the votes in the state have been counted before they report their votes. Hmm, wonder what they could be doing with that extra time.”

Just once, I’d like to see the predominantly Republican areas hold their vote tallies until 2:00 a.m. and dare the big cities to report their fraud first. They would go nuts!


21 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:23 AM PST by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: CWW

Early voted on Monday and I’ll be surprised if any votes cast at my precint will be handled correctly. Ballots were falling off the table and the person in charge was stressed out.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 6:59:06 AM PST by Confiscator
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To: cripplecreek

Voted for Romney but he has no chance in the Peoples Republic of Michigan.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 6:59:17 AM PST by Confiscator
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To: cripplecreek
We've got this cripplecreek! I live in Livingston county, which is pretty red, and the polling places I drove past on the way to work were packed. I will be voting this afternoon. On my way in to work (which is in Oakland county - long drive), I go through Pontiac. To my surprise, there have been more and more pro-Romney and anti-Obama signs popping up.... in Pontiac!

All of my guys at work are fired up for a Romney win.

Broken glass - that best describes the feeling around the office - we'll crawl over broken glass, run through a brick wall to vote, no matter what the talking heads say.

I have a good feeling about the ballot initiatives too. The progs have overreached with their constitutional assault. They will be going down, I am quite convinced.

I think the Mrs. has even switched over to a firm Romney vote!

Stand strong, we can do this!
24 posted on 11/06/2012 7:01:43 AM PST by Graing ("The power of wind, fire... all that kind of thing")
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To: CWW

I vote in southeastern Michigan - I was in line at 7:05am, out the door at 7:55. This was a shorter wait that 2008. Nobody was discussing politics in line this time around, last time is was all loud, Pro-Obama misinformation. I have hope.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 7:03:18 AM PST by shy.invisible.grl
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To: CWW

Arrived at the polls at about 8:45 with wife & granddaughter in tow. Wife & I were #144 & #145, respectively. Given the size of our precinct, I think this was a pretty strong turnout for this time of day.

Had the pleasure of waiting in line with a youngish Navy vet and his female friend, who is currently serving. When we first arrived, he was commenting candidly to a poll worker who was encouraging people to cast absentee ballots next time, just for the sake of convenience. The Navy vet averred that voting is both a privilege and a responsibility, and that we should make every attempt to vote in-person and at the polling place, and be required to show picture ID. (which we do, in our area...)

No idea about the trend of most of the voters around us, but it was clear that there were at least 4 Romney/Ryan votes standing together in-queue.

My wife had the temerity to mention Glenn Beck’s name aloud, and nobody threw anything. That’s probably a good thing...


26 posted on 11/06/2012 7:10:11 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: CWW

Despite having a republican house, senate and governor in the state and a chance for the first president who was born in Michigan, something is very disturbing in the big mitten whether homeboy wins or not.

Thanks for starting the thread. I’ll chime in again after I vote.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 7:10:39 AM PST by PGalt (DEFUNDED, DISMANTLED, DEPOPULATED...gone Galt)
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To: Graing

I’m going to get me a shower and hobble down there before noon. There’s never much of a line here since there are only a few hundred voters in this precinct.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 7:13:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Valk Rider

Same for me in Flower Mound, got in line about 6:45, maybe 20 people ahead of me, by 7:00, probably about 100 in line, was in and out by 7:15....much better than trying to do Early Voting, and best of all, we had good old-fashioned paper ballots.....all I had to do was black out the line for straight Republican ticket, and that was that.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 7:14:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: CWW

Heavy turnout early throughout Crawford County. Republican stronghold. Our officials are quite good up here—everyone has to show ID.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 7:17:33 AM PST by Corwin of Amber (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue.)
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To: CWW

Voted at 9:45 a.m. in western Wayne county and I was voter number 313. Waited in line for about an hour. I have never seen the turnout so high in our area. I usually vote mid morning and my voter number was in the 60’s. I hope this is a good sign. Overheard one Detroit firefighter (who happens to be black) say he forgot his drivers license and if he had to go home and find it, and wait another hour in line, it was worth it to him to “not get stuck with what we’ve had for the past four years.” Go Michigan! Go Romney/Ryan!


31 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:37 AM PST by PilloryHillary
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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 7:25:54 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: cripplecreek
Have not voted yet. Will when I get out of work at 4:00pm. Just an observation while driving into work(Highland Park)Detroit this morning. I-96 damned near empty with the Ford,GM,and Chrysler direct workers off for the day to vote. I voted for Palin in the last election, and must admit that I have had my come to Jesus moment, and am looking forward to casting my vote for R & R. This hard core Conservative, Tea Party member can no longer tolerate this Marxist POS any longer! Vote people, and vote often!! :)
33 posted on 11/06/2012 7:31:54 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: CWW
I'm in Plymouth Township in western Wayne County. My husband and I had a short wait in line and were in and out in half an hour, despite the fact that I spoiled my ballot and needed to have that fixed.:-/ I think I was voter 22?. The line was longer when we left than when we arrived.
While we were there, someone who had received an absentee ballot but had not used it, and had not brought it in with him, was being loudly vocal about the poll workers trying to disenfranchise his vote. He was told what the law was and then he demanded to see a copy of the law. My husband said that he finally stepped out to make a phone call. I'm concerned that he was trying to foment trouble. I hate to say this, but he was the only black person in the precinct at the time. (Looked like a lawyer;-))
34 posted on 11/06/2012 7:34:12 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: MotorCityBuck
Tea Party Groups Predicting a Romney Victory Most disregard polls and say Romney will win in a 'landslide'
35 posted on 11/06/2012 7:34:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CWW

6th prec Oakland county - never have I seen this many folks lining out the door before. It’s happening..

PS overheard one lady say she was a pipe fitter and so... then a woman stepped in and laughed - oh, YOU HAVE a job. No Obama cars in lot in an area 1/3 union.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 7:36:48 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: CWW

6th prec Oakland county - never have I seen this many folks lining out the door before. It’s happening..

PS overheard one lady say she was a pipe fitter and so... then a woman stepped in and laughed - oh, YOU HAVE a job. No Obama cars in lot in an area 1/3 union.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 7:36:48 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: joe fonebone

how did she know you were a Romney voter


38 posted on 11/06/2012 7:37:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cripplecreek

Keeping my fingers crossed!!


39 posted on 11/06/2012 7:38:34 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: cripplecreek

How do u think I feel in California! Our map has red, my county of Orange is RED and my town of Newport but each election around the coast of LS and SF I get beat by these two cities.....


40 posted on 11/06/2012 7:40:06 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: CWW

Grand Rapids here!

Haven’t voted yet. This will be the first presidential election where I didn’t vote at dawn. 4 years ago it was all O. Totally a different vibe where I live, which is a very liberal central area of conservative GR.

The ballot measures will bring the right out big time hopefully to counter Detroit.

I expect Mitt to take the city in a walk.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 7:41:30 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: kempster
by the time I got out the place was packed with people lied up all around the inside of the school

Those "lied up" people were the CommiecRATs.

42 posted on 11/06/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet

Quite the Freudian slip!


43 posted on 11/06/2012 7:44:03 AM PST by kempster
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To: epluribus_2

Oh, two folks did not know how to use the paper feeder - we may be seeing voter s that normally do not bother.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 7:45:13 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: annelizly
Ray Stevens explains how DeToilet controls the outcome.
45 posted on 11/06/2012 7:46:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: yldstrk

Honestly, I think she was just overwhelmed... there was a line out the door, down the hall and outside into the parking lot.... I have NEVER seen that big a crown at 7:00 am.. I was in line behind a very nice lady of color wearing a fubo hoodie.....

I think she was the only fubo voter in the bunch...


46 posted on 11/06/2012 7:52:28 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: CWW

Voted Precinct 7, Trenton, at the KofC hall. I’m retired Navy, and my wife, who’s home on leave, is an active Soldier. We waited about 25 minutes to vote, which is a BIG change from 2008, when nobody was in line. This morning, about 0830, it snaked through the hall and the parking lot had plenty of vehicles in it. By the time we left, the line was down by 3/4ths, though the voting location chairman said the line would be up greatly at the lunch hour and then from about 1500 until the polls closed.

I spoke to several people while the spousal unit and I stood in line and all of them said they were there to vote Romney/Ryan and against Proposals 2 through 6 (they were going to vote to strengthen the emergency manager law), proving they’d all done their homework. The couple directly behind us had a son in the Air Force (stationed at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho) who called them while we waited in line and they discussed how many people the son knew who were voting Romney/Ryan.

The voting location chairman, a genuinely nice man, spoke to all of us to let us know that in the future we could vote absentee and just check off “not at home” as the reason for why we were voting absentee. I spoke up and asked him if he thought that citizens shouldn’t have at least a few responsibilities, such as voting in person when able to, instead of just mailing in a subject-to-vote-fraud ballot and everybody around me agreed with my position, and vocally at that.

He got the message after hearing many of us remark that we were proud to come in and vote. We were all there on a mission and it had “priority over time,” as my Marines and I used to say (I started out my Navy career as a young Hospital Corpsman back in the late 70s) whenever we’d go out on patrol.

God bless everybody that votes today, and God bless America, the greatest nation on the face of the planet.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 7:54:04 AM PST by BigKahuna ("When somebody's not getting the job done, you gotta let him go.")
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To: cripplecreek
I voted a little after 8 am, the polls were packed and there was no place to park. The lot was full, I parked in the grass by the road.

This is a very rural area without a large freeloader contingent. Not many Bronco Bamma voters here.

With the long ballot voting was slow. There still was 300 voters before I voted.

This will be a large turnout election.

48 posted on 11/06/2012 7:58:55 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: annelizly

This is why the Electoral College votes from each state should go district by district. Popular vote for all the Electoral College points undermines the whole friggin system!


49 posted on 11/06/2012 8:02:15 AM PST by chaos_5
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To: cripplecreek; CWW

Hazel Park was pretty heavy. But with Hazel Park, you never know. It’s dem country but also gun country. There could easily be a lot of Romney voters here.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 8:05:34 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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