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California - Post Your Voting Observations Here !
6 Nov 2012 | myself

Posted on 11/06/2012 7:58:28 AM PST by jennychase

California FRpers, post here about how the Election Day polling places are doing here


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Voted at 7.30 am Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley). Busy but small queue. Paper ballot. Props 30 and 32 are main issue here. I voted for Mitt and against Unions.
1 posted on 11/06/2012 7:58:35 AM PST by jennychase
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To: jennychase

Polling place out here in San Bernardino county was packed at 7am. Lots of older voters clammoring about No on 30.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 8:00:40 AM PST by DieselBoy
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To: jennychase
The Cali voters wake at the crack of noon to vote for more free stuff....


3 posted on 11/06/2012 8:01:58 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: jennychase

I voted 7:30 A.M. in North Los Angeles County a small number were voting at the same time. Most people in our area must leave before the polls open to get to work. Held my nose and voted for Romney. With joy in my heart I voted against Proposition 30.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 8:06:10 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DieselBoy

One half our house votes in Pasadena the other down in The OC Newport Beach. By the time I vote this may all be over however again we have HUGE ballot issues.... SAYING NO TO BROWN the CLOWN and OBOZO BIG TOP TODAY!


5 posted on 11/06/2012 8:06:16 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: jennychase
I'm predicting a strong showing for Romney in Cal. 0bama has devastated small businesses in California and the unemployment rate is over 10% while illegal aliens are gainfully employed!

A Romney win in Cal?

6 posted on 11/06/2012 8:07:26 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: j_k_l

They have bigger economy in south central LA alone, than the entire state of Tennessee.

yuk yuk...


7 posted on 11/06/2012 8:07:57 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jennychase

I live in California and won’t vote until I get home from work this evening... but I have an interesting observation...

At work, there is a extraordinary amount of RED clothing being worn today. This was not planned in any way, but I’m seeing many men wearing red shirts and ladies wearing red blouses.

I was standing in my closet this morning trying to figure out what to wear, when I decided, “screw it, I’m wearing RED” to support the GOP. Apparently, many others had the same thought.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 8:11:21 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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To: dragnet2

Jeez Jenny - I think you are one of the very few holding your nose for a Romney vote. Good grief.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 8:11:34 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: jennychase
Second in line this morning! Poll workers were slow but very thorough in checking addresses, etc. Voted for Romney and against Moonbeam tax measure.
10 posted on 11/06/2012 8:16:46 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: jennychase
I'll be voting in the Sunnyvale City Hall area this evening - we must be near neighbors.

'As goes Sunnyvale, so goes the Nation...'
-chortle - Hopefully not. Nice place, but Sunnyvale (as the rest of Santa Clara County) seems to have swallowed the Democrat Kool-Aid long ago.

11 posted on 11/06/2012 8:19:05 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: jennychase

Heading out now. Bookmark for later report.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 8:20:50 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Phillyred

Jenny’s not alone. In 08 I voted for Palin; in 12 I vote for Ryan. Romney better keep his paws off my mortgage deduction and keep the feds outa states rights or he’s gonna be a one-termer too. just sayin’


13 posted on 11/06/2012 8:20:54 AM PST by blueplum
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To: j_k_l

“The Cali voters wake at the crack of noon to vote for more free stuff....”

...And the rubes log on to Free Republic to type “Cali,” unsure how to spell the state’s name.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 8:21:19 AM PST by Blue Ink
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To: jennychase

Uncharacteristically crowded at my polling place in San Diego. At 6:55 there were thirty people waiting for it to open. It’s always just been one or two. They made a big fuss over it officially opening and the first vote cast. By the time I got to the front there were at least thirty more behind me waiting. There easily would have been a hundred in and out that first half hour. That’s huge for us.

Lots of people fired up about our mayoral race and that’ll get more San Diegans out too. With a strong military presence, a pretty conservative area, and a lot of Mormons, plus the mayoral race being passionate, I think it’ll be even more votes for R/R than in the past few years GOP wise here in SD.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 8:22:59 AM PST by mfccinsd
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To: jennychase

I just left CA but I am praying the good folks in CA vote against the unions.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 8:26:55 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: jennychase

In my little evenly divided Rep & Dem hamlet in So. Cal, I had to wait for the 1st time in 8 years to vote this am @ 8am. Hopefully, we can pick up a house seat or 2 and defeat some of these lame brain propositions. I did my duty although I know Romney doesn’t win Ca and “I won’t debate” feinstein will also win. If Romney does better than McLame I guess that’s the best Ca outcome if you’re a conservative. Geez.

Ah California, why don’t you wake the hell up?


17 posted on 11/06/2012 8:33:04 AM PST by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: Phillyred

I have no idea what you’re talking about.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 8:39:40 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jennychase

Hubby & I dropped our ballots off at our poll in Huntington Beach..little before 8am. Line out the door & cars piling in but could be due to people voting before work. Mix of voters...Voted against tax props & Yes on 32!


19 posted on 11/06/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“A Romney win in Cal?”

That would be the mother of all upsets. I’m not holding my breath, but I think Obama’s margin of victory will be much smaller in CA than it was in ‘08.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 8:45:06 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN 2012: A cowbell in every pot!)
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To: jennychase

Mailed mine in... Saw a “Get out the Vote” rally on campus yesterday. Extraordinarily lackluster affair! Lots of people out pushing prop 30, but I must say there was little to no enthusiasm for the election. (As if this state’s Electoral College votes aren’t in the bag for the Dems anyway...)


21 posted on 11/06/2012 8:46:52 AM PST by chaos_5
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To: jennychase

We live in an ultra-blue area. DH and I went over at 6:50, there were 5 people in front of us. We offered to put our ballots in the ‘shredder’ for the attendant. That made her laugh. As we departed the line had grown to 30 people. This was the before work crowd voting though.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 8:50:12 AM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Blue Ink
...And the rubes log on to Free Republic to type “Cali,” unsure how to spell the state’s name.

Good thing Albuquerque is not in California.

23 posted on 11/06/2012 8:52:36 AM PST by Disambiguator (Choose wisely.)
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To: blueplum

Sorry to say it, but if you need the interest deduction on a mortgage, you’re probably over-extended..just sayin’


24 posted on 11/06/2012 8:55:52 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: blueplum

You see, I think the difference is that Romney doesn’t consider making $250K a year wealthy. Now, your mortgage deduction might be effected if you deduct more than 100K a year in interest. If you are deducting over $100k in interest, your payment must be around $10K a month and I would put that in the “wealthy” classification.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 8:57:33 AM PST by qwicwted
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To: jennychase

Thanks for starting this thread. We voted for Romney/Ryan 2 weeks ago via absentee ballot. I am sure Obama will win here but I am especially interested on how the tax increase and union dues propositions turn out. Keeping my fingers crossed! Take care.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 8:57:43 AM PST by nicksaunt
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To: jennychase
Props 30 and 32 are main issue here. I voted for Mitt and against Unions.

Here in California, most of the issues are easy to decide.
Anyone endorsed by ANY union is not picked. I look for teachers, police, fire and municipal unions. They endorse, I reject.
Particularly, look for the smart, clever totalitarians. Incumbents who hide the fact, omit their party affiliation or who provide no bio information and avoid endorsements altogether. They don't want you to know what they are likely to promote.

Then there are Propositions and initiatives.
If it involves increased taxes or bonds it is an automatic NO. Even if they proposed to tax just politicians and criminals, I would vote it down. You vote for a tax on someone else today, it will bite you in the butt tomorrow; THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TEMPORARY TAX.

Ever seen a ballot issue or initiative to eliminate a tax?
All initiatives are created by parasites to tax YOU for their benefit. Most of the time it's not obvious.

I vote NO on any and all taxes "for the children" or for schools.

I vote down ANY proposal that uses the word "investement" or "temporary" in it.

That just about covers it.

Californians, wake up.

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
Note there are three links on this page.
HJTA

Left Coast Rebel (McClintock)
McClintock

Temple of Mut
Temple of Mut

Prop 30 NO
Prop 31 NO
Prop 32 YES
Prop 33 YES
Prop 34 NO
Prop 35 NO
Prop 36 NO
Prop 37 NO
Prop 38 NO
Prop 39 NO
Prop 40 YES

Good luck!
I'm off to the polling place.

27 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:57 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: jennychase
voted at 7:10, 3rd voter in my precinct, No waiting. Voted conservative!
Nevada County is always organized and ready.
28 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:44 AM PST by cantbetooconservative (I miss Ronald Reagan)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I don’t think Obama is as firmly entrenched in California as he was in 2008. I know about 10 people who voted for him in 2008 who have already voted for Romney. Thing is, Romney is more viable candidate than McCain and Obama has shown his true self over the past 4 years, especially in this campaign. He’ll probably win in California, but I think Romney will do well in the popular vote here - better than expected.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:45 AM PST by qwicwted
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I don’t think Obama is as firmly entrenched in California as he was in 2008. I know about 10 people who voted for him in 2008 who have already voted for Romney. Thing is, Romney is more viable candidate than McCain and Obama has shown his true self over the past 4 years, especially in this campaign. He’ll probably win in California, but I think Romney will do well in the popular vote here - better than expected.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:01:02 AM PST by qwicwted
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To: jennychase

I live and work in Downtown Los Angeles. Just voted at the Evans Adult School on N.Figueroa and Sunset/Cesar Chavez. There was alot of people for 7:30 in the morning...I know I was probably the only R voter...maybe not China Town is one block away and there are alot of conservative small Asian business owners..hopefully they are voting today!!


31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:03:45 AM PST by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: jennychase

I voted in San Marcos (North San Diego County). Voted for Romney and against anything endorsed by unions.

Short line right at 7:00...only 1 1/2 poll workers who actually spoke clear English.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:04:42 AM PST by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: jennychase

I went over to vote at about 6:45 and there were already 15 people lined up.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:33 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: jennychase

I voted NO on all the propositions.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:08:15 AM PST by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Back from voting in south Santa Cruz County. The polling place for my precinct and one other was busier than I can remember seeing it. This is the first time I voted there mid-morning instead of after work.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:10:04 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: jennychase

Voted in the liberal cesspool of Oakland hills (Rockridge) at 7:30. Very short line and once again they wouldn’t look at my ID. The O yard signs and bumper stickers were about a tenth the amount compared to 4 years ago.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:22:49 AM PST by Tadhg
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To: qwicwted
Every person I know who Voted Obummer in 2008, about 8 people, will either Vote for Romney or not Vote at all.

This Election is so weird I can't even explain it. There are virtually NO Obama stickers on cars and I have yet to see an Obama Yard sign.

I live in S. Orange County, but in 2008 there were a whole bunch of Republicans here who got sucked into the Obama Hopey Changey vortex. Just don't see it. Que sera, sera...

37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:08 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: jennychase

I voted in San Francisco this morning and the turn-out seemed REALLY light compared to ‘08 when the line for the polling place wrapped around the block ... hopefully that’s a trend that holds in other heavily liberal places around the country.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:09 AM PST by JTemp
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To: Blue Ink; dragnet2
No need to be cranky.

It was just a joke.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:48 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: jennychase

Huntington Beach California (generally conservative area of Orange County)...only one person in line in front of me; who happened to be a local that I know will be voting R/R...on the way to the polling place I saw a 2008 O’ voter neighbor that will be writing in Ron Paul this time around.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:21 AM PST by BarneyCrush
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To: sanjuanbob

If you want to live in an area with 90% minorities, you are correct...if you want you blond son knifed in middle school, live in the Central Valley or in Richmond, CA.

I need the interest deduction to live in a good school district.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: jennychase

Just got off the phone with Registrar of Voters; ballot boxes at my polling station are cardboard boxes, and were missing seals. I protested to the poll worker, and had to follow him about the room to stay on his case to put the seal on the box. Other boxes had no seals also.
Cardboard? Really? Whatever happened to metal boxes with locks?


42 posted on 11/06/2012 10:12:03 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Phillyred
" I think you are one of the very few holding your nose for a Romney vote."

I will crawl over broken glass to hold my nose and vote for Romney! jk :-)

43 posted on 11/06/2012 10:15:01 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: jennychase
Also there was a woman outside playing the part of the Black Panther Party. But I use a rolling walker that works kind of like a Caterpillar scoop when necessary, so I didn't get any guff.
44 posted on 11/06/2012 10:16:08 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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San Fernando Valley. Paper ballots polling place Sectio n 8 senior housing (mostly white with some Hispanic). District heavily Democrat. Heavily Hispanic. Voter turn out light when wife voted at 8:00 a.m. Still light when I just voted. Only the propositions matter because the area is about 70% Democrat. If turnout is light its a bad sign for prop 32 it might not pass because of the voting power of the public unions.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by airedale
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To: FeliciaCat

You were supposed to vote yes on 32 to stop the unions from taking dues giving them to dems and using them against us! Dang!


46 posted on 11/06/2012 10:31:52 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules; FeliciaCat
You were supposed to vote yes on 32 to stop the unions

Just more proof, some people shouldn't be allowed to vote.

47 posted on 11/06/2012 10:42:38 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: US_MilitaryRules; FeliciaCat

This may help those not sure, and who plan on voting for the CA proportions.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2935642/posts


48 posted on 11/06/2012 10:45:51 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Disambiguator

Zzyzx is a city in California.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:38 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: dragnet2

I voted about 9:45 in Moreno Valley this morning. About 70 miles east of LA. Full but no lines. A shorted ballot this year than the last few should speed the process. There was a young girl sitting in the corner of the room with a laptop. I assume she was a poll watcher. There were more young workers this year than I have seen before.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 11:30:45 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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