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Posted on 11/06/2012 8:02:40 AM PST by wk4bush2004

To all Freepers in Missouri---post your voting observations here!


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I just got back from voting in Louisburg, Dallas County, Missouri. It's a small town (pop. 154), but draws from surrounding rural areas.

The polling place was more crowded than usual and it was quiet, but you could feel the anticipation in the air.

We're gonna win this thing! VICTORY IS IN SIGHT!!!!!!!!

1 posted on 11/06/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004

Do you think Akin is going to squeak out a win? My folks live
at Lake Ozarks and they said everybody hates McCaskill.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 8:09:22 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: wk4bush2004

Sounds good for Akin.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 8:10:51 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: wk4bush2004

Arrived at poll at 6:00 am in St. Louis City (Ward 7 pct 5 “Soulard”). Large pro-Obama crowd. 30 minute wait to vote. A few people in front of me in line were sent to a special desk to the side because their names were not in the book or their addresses didn’t match.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 8:12:38 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: wk4bush2004

I went to vote this morning in my very conservative precinct in East Springfield. At 5:55am, I was roughly number 50 in a line of 75, with cars streaming into the parking lot. By the time I made it through the exterior doors at 6:03 am, I looked back and rough-counted about 150 people behind me.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 8:12:46 AM PST by Spydergoo (Good is the enemy of Great. - Jim Collins)
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To: wk4bush2004

Voter #7 in Foley Precinct in Lincoln County. Historically democRat county trending Republican the last few elections. Long line formed behind me as I was waiting. Parking lot of church full.

Lets vote the commie out and put an American back in the White House!!!!!

Hold your nose and vote for Akin... a vote for McCowskull or the libertarian is a vote for Harry Reid.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 8:12:46 AM PST by Flathead Catfisherman
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To: wk4bush2004
bttt to find later.
7 posted on 11/06/2012 8:13:08 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

“Do you think Akin is going to squeak out a win?”

I believe he will, despite the negative ads that McCaskill has been blasting across Missouri’s airwaves.

We just need strong turnout in Springfield, southwest and other parts of rural Missouri to override Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 8:13:19 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (Thank You, Lord, that Mitt Romney is our President and Paul Ryan is our VP, in Jesus' Name, AMEN!)
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To: NeverForgetBataan
Key to Adkin win is also lower turnout in the Democratic Strongholds in St. Louis and KC. I heard radio reports that the stations in STL were busy, but maybe below 2008.
9 posted on 11/06/2012 8:14:19 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Is turnout in your ward lighter than 2008?


10 posted on 11/06/2012 8:16:25 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: wk4bush2004

At Wentzville, my polling place was more packed than I have ever seen it. At 10 minutes after the polls opened, when I arrived, the parking lot was utterly full. There were 7 lines inside based upon the first letter of your last name. My line was the shortest and I was #28. There were at least 300 people in there and it took me 32 minutes to complete my voting. It was great to see!


11 posted on 11/06/2012 8:16:29 AM PST by skoobedoo (Mr. Obama - if you act presidential, I will call you Mr. President. But not for much longer...)
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To: wk4bush2004

Got to the poll at 5:423 AM—had line waiting outside the door in Ellisville (St. Louis County). Was #92 to vote, there are 1700 registered voters in my polling place. So different from 2008. Then the Dems were giddy and we were silent and serious. This time everyone was networking and the Dems (except one) were quiet and sullen. You could tell the Dems by looking. Unpleasant and angry looking...waiting to vote their revenge. Romney will take MO...Akin is an unknown, which is probably why the Dems were there (to protect their precious “Claire”). Lots of business people here who want to get back to the business of America.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 8:17:42 AM PST by MHT
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To: wk4bush2004; All

Voted this morning with my son at 7am. Raymore, Cass county just south of KC. This is a fairly Republican county and precinct.

We got there and I have never seen the parking lot as full and as overflowing as this morning. It filled up the church parking lot, overflowed down the street and across the road to a strip mall parking lot.

It didn’t take long to vote, pretty much in and out.

Comon’ ye American patriots...VOTE THE FASCISTS OUT...storm the breaches


13 posted on 11/06/2012 8:19:44 AM PST by el_texicano (Palinista to the core! Ryan will kick butt.)
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To: wk4bush2004

Just posted this on another thread. Voted early AM in St. Charles county (west of St. Louis). Lines were the longest I’ve ever seen at this polling location. In the quiet determination and public showing, it reminded me of Chick-fil-A day. Hope it’s a harbinger of things to come...


14 posted on 11/06/2012 8:20:14 AM PST by ScreamingGreenAlienGorilla (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: MHT

If Akin wins, it will be on Mitts coat tails.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 8:25:36 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: wk4bush2004

Voted at about 630 am in Jefferson County. No lines but all the polling places were moving smoothly with those voting before work.

No ugliness here, but I am sure St. Louis City will have it’s typical “dead voters” and “staying open late” shenanigans.

Missouri is solidly Romney though.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 8:25:58 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: 11th Commandment
Is turnout in your ward lighter than 2008?

Don't know about 2008 since I didn't live here then. Turnout was certainly greater today than in 2010.

17 posted on 11/06/2012 8:28:04 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: wk4bush2004

I just got back from voting in Ozark, Christian County (south of Springfield). Longest lines I’ve seen at this polling place, but moving pretty fast.

Someone ahead of me spoiled their ballot by putting Xs in the little circles instead of filling them in. Whoever did it (probably someone who went to school in the pre-Scantron era) had already left, and the election judge said they could not count it at all. Unfortunately, it was a Romney voter.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 8:29:45 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: wk4bush2004

Voted in Wright City, Warren County. 6AM over 100 in line, the county is pretty solid red.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 8:31:09 AM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: wk4bush2004; NeverForgetBataan
“Do you think Akin is going to squeak out a win?” I believe he will, despite the negative ads that McCaskill has been blasting across Missouri’s airwaves.

Thanks for the encouraging news for Akin.

I don't live in Missouri (am stuck in blue NJ), but sent both Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock (OH) some campaign contributions.

If they win, it will be a small ... "revenge" ... revenge for the milions of unborn children who have been slaughtered by the Left.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 8:32:50 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Huntress

“I just got back from voting in Ozark, Christian County (south of Springfield). Longest lines I’ve seen at this polling place, but moving pretty fast.”

That’s encouraging to hear! Looks like we’re going to get a strong turnout from the Springfield area and that is VERY important!


21 posted on 11/06/2012 8:37:35 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (Thank You, Lord, that Mitt Romney is our President and Paul Ryan is our VP, in Jesus' Name, AMEN!)
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To: wk4bush2004
Voted this morning in O'Fallon, St Charles county - very reliably red. It's the heart of Todd Akin's old 3rd Congressional district (which will now be represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer - another experienced and solid conservative).

Long lines, but everyone was pleasant and chatting as we waited. I voted around 9:00 and the number on the ballot machine was already over 600. Repubs are turning out in droves today...quite a difference from '08.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 8:38:28 AM PST by liberty_lvr (Drill Gaia like a 3 am prom date)
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To: Flathead Catfisherman
Hold your nose and vote for Akin

How about paying attention instead of buying the MSM bullsh!t .. and then voting for Akin?

23 posted on 11/06/2012 8:38:51 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Huntress
Someone ahead of me spoiled their ballot by putting Xs in the little circles instead of filling them in ... the election judge said they could not count it at all.

I hope you report that to your Secretary of State.

In the 2000 election recount in Florida, even a "dimple" on the ballot was allowed to be counted as an indication of the voter's intent.

Yes, you're in a different state; but even so, if "intent" is reasonably clear, election judges in one state shouldn't have different standards than another.

24 posted on 11/06/2012 8:39:51 AM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: wk4bush2004
Looks like we’re going to get a strong turnout from the Springfield area and that is VERY important!
I don't know, the 6 people from Springfield I've spoken to (all of whom have attended Tea Party events in the area) are voting for Dine.
25 posted on 11/06/2012 8:41:04 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: wk4bush2004
Voter #31 at my polling place in Lebanon, MO. for what it is worth Republicans swept presidency and all state wide races in the high school mock election....not even close.
26 posted on 11/06/2012 8:48:41 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Huntress; wk4bush2004
A short line to get into the parking lot and had to drive around looking for a place to park my car.

Inside election judges said very heavy voting in a county that has only elected 2 dems to county office in the past 60 + years.

27 posted on 11/06/2012 8:49:00 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

Voted about 7:30 this morning near Joplin was number 268, long lines for the size of our area.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 8:56:17 AM PST by jim5833
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To: wk4bush2004

Haven’t voted yet.

Does anyone have opinions on Prop A and Prop E?


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:00:14 AM PST by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: Mr. Know It All
Do you're six friends realize they voted for a meth-head? A twice convicted felon?

Their votes will be instrumental in giving us six more years of Ma McCaskill. Great...

30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by donozark (A field mouse can run very fast. But the owl sees at night.)
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To: wk4bush2004
My local school district is closed today. This the first time that I can remember that it was closed on election day. Was this done to enable teachers to work the polls???

Calls are coming in to the radio station about people whose spouse voted early but whose name was not marked off and was still available for voting.

Another woman called in voting at Carpenter's Hall saying that her name was scratched off as having already voted early. She was filed a provisional ballot which they said would be tabulated in 14 days -- 14 days???

How many city/county offices and school districts are off today so as to work at the polls???

31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:11:24 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: wk4bush2004

Voting heavy in Lawrence,Ozark and Taney Co. Boone Co. in Arkansas overwhelmed. I believe in every instance cited, a good thing...


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:12:09 AM PST by donozark (A field mouse can run very fast. But the owl sees at night.)
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To: chae

“If Akin wins, it will be on Mitts coat tails.”

I don’t think so! After a lot of soul searching I decided I had to hold my nose and vote for Romney. I really hope the TEA party can keep him in line.

Not so for Akin. He is the real deal.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:01 AM PST by Scarlet Pimpernel (And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?)
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To: jim5833
I usually vote about 2 PM fewer people.

Today I voted at 9 AM couldn't wait and didn't want to take a chance that I might be struck by lightning before I voted.

My was thinking people on their way to work had voted and were gone. Still lots of voters and judges said very heavy voting.

Good signs from a republican county.

34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:17:06 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: fungoking

Too bad that the Weekly Reader is now out of business. They used to be a great indicator of how their parents would vote.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:02 AM PST by MHT
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To: tx_eggman

MSM bullsh!t aside, he said what he said. He hurt himself with his comments. People need to be reminded to pay attention and look at the big picture.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:20:55 AM PST by Flathead Catfisherman
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To: wk4bush2004

Bigger turnout than 2008 in Twin Oaks MO (Akin’s old district).


37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:22:34 AM PST by old-ager
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To: Huntress

Odd indeed. Here in Lawrence county (where voting was busy but moved along well) there was a poll worker at the scan machine to make sure the ballot ‘took’ before collecting our pens and handing out ‘I voted’ stickers. There was no way here that a voter could leave without their ballot being counted.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:29:32 AM PST by thescourged1
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To: wk4bush2004

Cape Girardeau County
Busy
Checking voter ID by scanning driver license or voter card with iPads, then sign the iPad. That was different.
No Obama bumper stickers in the parking lot.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: chae; MHT
I marked my ballot for Akin before marking it for Romney.

Does that give you a clue about coattails?

40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:20 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

Praying for Akin all the way from Texas, FRiend!!


41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:37 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

No insult intended here - but for non-STL folks - Soulard is an urban-yuppie-rehab kind of place (historic neighborhood in St. Louis), so that observation is to be expected.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:14 AM PST by old-ager
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To: HapaxLegamenon

No insult intended here - but for non-STL folks - Soulard is an urban-yuppie-rehab kind of place (historic neighborhood in St. Louis), so that observation is to be expected.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 9:52:39 AM PST by old-ager
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To: donozark
Do you're six friends realize they voted for a meth-head?
There's no evidence that Dine is a meth-head.
Their votes will be instrumental in giving us six more years of Ma McCaskill. Great...
That's probably why the Democrats helped choose Akin in the first place. I supported Steelman in the primary because I already believed Akin was an idiot. I honestly didn't expect him to screw up that badly. My wife is a rape survivor and I can't vote for Akin. My friends are 50% long-time Libertarians and 50% Republicans who share my disgust with Akin.

If McCaskill wins by less that the number of votes Dine got, I'm sure we'll feel a little guilty, but not as guilty as if we sent Akin to represent us in the Senate.
44 posted on 11/06/2012 9:55:31 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: old-ager
Soulard is an urban-yuppie-rehab kind of place (historic neighborhood in St. Louis), so that observation is to be expected.

Unfortunately, you are correct. Lots of knee-jerk cliche liberals here.

Any word from South and West County (Todd Akins old Congressional Seat)?

45 posted on 11/06/2012 10:11:21 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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> Any word from South and West County (Todd Akins old Congressional Seat)?

We live in Akin’s old district. Lines are longer than 2008.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 10:19:43 AM PST by old-ager
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To: Mr. Know It All
Actually Dine himself admitted to police that he used pot regularly but also using meth and cocaine. FOX4KC.com Sept.17,2012 reported this.

Multiple convictions. Identity theft. Drugs. Theft. DWI.

I was a Steelman supporter as well. But no point in surrendering seat to Air-Claire and her love of Obi-Care. And that's exactly what a vote for anyone other than Akin will lead to...

47 posted on 11/06/2012 11:07:04 AM PST by donozark (A field mouse can run very fast. But the owl sees at night.)
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To: donozark
Actually Dine himself admitted to police that he used pot regularly but also using meth and cocaine.
I stand corrected! I had just read about the marijuana bust.
But no point in surrendering seat to Air-Claire and her love of Obi-Care.
Newsflash: Romney has already telegraphed that Obamacare isn't going anywhere. It might be amended, but not repealed. We've gotten so spun up about defeating Democrats that we've forgotten who we've got on our team. Romney is a liberal. We knew he was a liberal during the primaries. We knew he invented Obamacare. We knew he supported abortion. We knew he signed gun bans into law. We knew he legalized gay marriage. Having Todd Akin in the Senate isn't going to change that, and frankly, Akin is dangerously stupid.

Jonathan Dine has a strong position on 2nd Amendment rights and 10th Amendment rights. He's opposed to Obamacare, taxes and regulations. I don't like his position on abortion and I'm not thrilled with his position on gay marriage, but you can't get everything you want in a candidate.

If you remember 2000's "October surprise," George W. Bush also had a DUI. Yeah, that was bad, but he didn't drive off a bridge and drown his date, so we got over it. I voted for Bush in 2000, and I'm not going to pretend that a DUI is suddenly a show-stopper for me. You know what's a show-stopper for me? Not knowing how rape works.
48 posted on 11/06/2012 11:27:31 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: Mr. Know It All
Many, many things Romney can do, as well as a Republican Senate to "change" Obi-Care. But there is no chance of doing this with Ma in the Senate.

Akin is and has been strong on RKBA. Rated 'A' by GOA for years now. Ma rated F.

The DUI thingy doesn't mean much to me.As long as he didn't kill anyone while trying to get home.

Akin favors tax reform. Ma doesn't. List goes on and on and has been discussed here a thousand times.

49 posted on 11/06/2012 11:57:37 AM PST by donozark (A field mouse can run very fast. But the owl sees at night.)
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To: donozark
Many, many things Romney can do, as well as a Republican Senate to "change" Obi-Care.
You're 100% correct. But what will Romney actually do? He's said a lot of things, but considering what he thought was a good idea in Massachusetts, I don't see him repealing Obamacare.
But there is no chance of doing this with Ma in the Senate.
I don't think McCaskill will be the deciding factor here, I think it will be Romney. Romney bragged about how he worked with a legislature that was 87% Democrat. You know how you do that? You make your policies 87% liberal. One vote in the Senate is not going to change the guy who wields the pen in the Oval Office.

I'm not dismissing your views. It wasn't an easy decision for me or my friends in Springfield to support Dine. Also, we'll see if Dine's votes cost Akin the election. Current polling suggests he'd lose in a 2-way race. It's my opinion that a strong 3rd-party turnout will help convince the GOP-E to support better candidates. I find it hard to believe that no one in the MO GOP-E knew that Akin was getting support from the Democrats.
50 posted on 11/06/2012 12:14:30 PM PST by Mr. Know It All
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