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Huge Voting Turnout in Maryland

Posted on 11/06/2012 8:35:20 AM PST by Freestate316

The line was a mile long


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My wife and I voted in Laurel, MD, this morning, at the Anne Arundel County Library in Russett. I realize that we may have been among the few conservatives who stood in line for two hours, but I was happy with the turnout.It made me wonder if more people were actually voting for Romney.Everything seemed in order. I double checked my ballot for accuracy, just in case.
1 posted on 11/06/2012 8:35:24 AM PST by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316

Wow, this is big news. I live in Maryland and I’m usually in and out very quickly (although I live in a rural area). I voted by absentee ballot this year, so I can’t report on how it was at my usual polling place. Wouldn’t it be amazing if Maryland went RED!!!!!


2 posted on 11/06/2012 8:37:57 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: Freestate316

I never know what to make of these reports of heavy voting in Blue states like MD. You would think all those Obamabots would be less inclined to vote this election.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 8:38:31 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: Freestate316

The wait during early voting was similar. Ive never seen that before. Now we just pray for an orderly day throught our great country.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 8:38:51 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Freestate316

Gay marriage and expanding gambling on the ballot today. Gay marriage brings out the people.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 8:39:10 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: Freestate316

Lots of local issues this time, homosexual marriage (again) and more gambling

the democrats convinced me during Ehrlich’s tenure that gambling was REALLY really bad for MD, so for Mike Busch and the rest of the democrat hypocrites- NO on 7


6 posted on 11/06/2012 8:39:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: freepertoo

“Wouldn’t it be amazing if Maryland went RED!!!!!”

YES, it would! Let’s believe for it and be confident! :)

As an ex-Marylander, that would be music to my ears! There needs to be strong turnout in most of the state to override the liberals in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County & Montgomery County.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 8:40:50 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: Freestate316

Heavy voting in a solid blue state? May not be a good sign for the GOP.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 8:41:06 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: trooprally

Hi’ya there! Sending you a MD election ping. Hope all is well. Miss you guys.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 8:43:16 AM PST by HollyB
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To: CatOwner

Maryland has a lot of ballot iniatives that are driving turnout. Especially on gambling. This des not surprise me.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 8:43:27 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Freestate316

Here in Severn, we waited in line an hour, and as we were leaving, the line was even longer. They always clap for first time voters, and one of the first-timers was a man in camouflage in his 50s. Probably not an Obama voter!


11 posted on 11/06/2012 8:43:54 AM PST by Homeschoolmom
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To: Freestate316

We are in Montgomery County. My son went in to vote in the pre-work hours. He reported a short wait. I am about to go up there now and just drove past the polling place, a local school. No crowds, not very many cars in the parking lot.

A lot of people here do care strongly about and will turn out for the DREAM Act and gay marriage.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 8:45:44 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: freepertoo

MD’s not turning red. This is the worst news I’ve heard all day.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 8:46:07 AM PST by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: Freestate316

There are a few big issues on state questions this year. With all the advertising for/against Q7, I’m not surprised a lot of folks are turning out.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 8:46:19 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Freestate316

Lots of local issues this time, homosexual marriage (again) and more gambling

the democrats convinced me during Ehrlich’s tenure that gambling was REALLY really bad for MD, so for Mike Busch and the rest of the democrat hypocrites- NO on 7


15 posted on 11/06/2012 8:47:07 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: snarkytart
Gay marriage brings out the people

It brings out the conservatives to vote against it.
This is good news.

16 posted on 11/06/2012 8:47:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

Back in 2008, the lines in MoCo were hours long, all day.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 8:48:06 AM PST by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Freestate316
I voted in Gulf Shores, Alabama this morning. The line was out the door, across the parking lot and down the side walk. I have never seen anything like it.
18 posted on 11/06/2012 8:49:45 AM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Freestate316

I think they’re voting for marriage.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 8:49:50 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: MNDude

Why the long face?


20 posted on 11/06/2012 8:49:51 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Freestate316

Great news. Laurel is blood red.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 8:51:13 AM PST by Hero
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To: HollyB
CSNY

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear...

22 posted on 11/06/2012 8:55:07 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: freepertoo

I voted in Salisbury this morning (deep Red area on the Eastern Shore). The lines were longer than I have ever seen.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 8:56:00 AM PST by DelmarvaMike (May God watch over our troops and our Country)
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To: MNDude

I live in Glyndon, Maryland. The turn out is huge but the people are very, very liberal. This is horrible news. I can’t stand living in my own state.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 8:56:43 AM PST by STJPII
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To: MNDude
Why the Debbie Downer attitude? High turnout in "blue" areas is a good thing. That means more Republicans are showing up and leaving less ballots on the table for the Democrats to cheat with.

The more we offset the Obama vote in the urban "blue" areas, the better chance we will have with carrying the state for Romney with the suburbs and rural areas.

So it is very important for even those in "blue" areas to get out and vote.

I realize that Maryland was not on the radar this election cycle but if Romney performs stronger than expected in the battleground states, we could see some surprises like MD, OR and MI.

Like Reagan used to say, a rising tide lifts all boats.

25 posted on 11/06/2012 8:58:11 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: CatOwner

It’s virtually a given that Obama wins Maryland, and Bongino has a tough run against Cardin. I do think that Questions 6&7 on homosexual marriage and gambling brought people out as well. I also hope that Nancy Jacobs can win in the House as well. It’s also encouraging to know that there are many other Freepers nearby. It can be discouraging being a conservative in Maryland!


26 posted on 11/06/2012 8:58:46 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Our building contractor in Arizona moved to Maryland in order to find steady work. He understood that the only recovery was occurring in “governement” land and he was upset. I’m sure he won’t be voting for Obama.

Secondly, there are a lot of defense contractors in the area who won’t be getting their legally required notice yet still know that they will soon be out of a job. They are not likely to be happy either.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: CatOwner

Heavy voting in a solid blue state means nothing except that the Democrats didn’t push for early voting because they knew they had a lock on that state. They could have 100% or a 30% voter turn out in Maryland and it wouldn’t make a bit of difference. The results would be the same.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 9:02:38 AM PST by Eva
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To: the_Watchman

Making a point of not telling the defense contractors they’re losing their job if/when sequestration goes through was insane. If you want to really know what’s going on in DoD, ask a contractor.

We early voted Friday and the lines were busy. I don’t think MD is going red but the gay marriage and gambling issues should drive a lot of votes.

Ben Cardin will more than likely be re-elected due to non-Dems splitting their vote between Bongino (R) and some idiot Independent.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:05:16 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Hero

Laurel may have been red once, but now there’s a high black/Latino population. The mayor, Craig Moe, is a reasonable Dem. We live in the Anne Arundel section of Laurel, in Russett, where I know several other conservatives, but most are Dems.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:06:29 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316
RE : I realize that we may have been among the few conservatives who stood in line for two hours, but I was happy with the turnout

My polling station school is always mobbed before work. But I have found it empty after 7pm (after dark) which is why I go then instead.

I have zero enthusiasm for standing in a two hour line with idiot Maryland voters, hint : O Malley. Obama will take this state again easy. This is the sheeple state: sheeple Baaa : 'raise those taxes and electric prices some more Martin, it hurts so good '

31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:07:22 AM PST by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: the_Watchman

Making a point of not telling the defense contractors they’re losing their job if/when sequestration goes through was insane. If you want to really know what’s going on in DoD, ask a contractor.

We early voted Friday and the lines were busy. I don’t think MD is going red but the gay marriage and gambling issues should drive a lot of votes.

Ben Cardin will more than likely be re-elected due to non-Dems splitting their vote between Bongino (R) and some idiot Independent.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:08:00 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: STJPII

PA could always use more conservatives to offset Philly. ;)


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:11:22 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: BlueStateRightist
I never know what to make of these reports of heavy voting in Blue states like MD. You would think all those Obamabots would be less inclined to vote this election.

There are some initiatives on the ballot this year. Of particular interest are Questions 6 & 7 (affirming the lagislature's gay marriage bill for 6 and a new casino initiative for Question 7). This may well account for the increased activity...

the infowarrior

34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:15:37 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Freestate316

Never been one to buy in to these anecdotal ‘huge lines/no lines’ stories because I’ve never seen them amount to a hill of beans. Been there, done that with several elections now.

The DUmmies were so sure in 2004 that huge lines in their liberal areas spelled doom for Bush. We don’t know what exactly any of this means until the votes are counted.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:17:19 AM PST by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: Freestate316

What is the percentage of blacks and minorities in Laurel to whites ,,, I want to get excited about your observation but the demographics may tell the out come .


36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:46 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Hero

LAUREL is?? I’m surprised. I work in Rockville (and live there during the week), but go home to my house in Centreville, Maryland on the Eastern Shore on weekends. Centreville I suspected was red...but Laurel surprises me.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: Freestate316

In deep blue Bethesda it was a 1hr wait to vote. These are by and large the democrat true believers. Did notice a demographic difference this time- younger parents with kids. My hope is that they were thinking about their kid’s future.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:12 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: wk4bush2004

You’re an ex Marylander, too? So am I! (left w/family in 1967)My Dad was in the Marines then, he retired and we went to Utah. Oh Lord, that was a long time ago! Most of our neighbors, if they were Democrats, (many were, if not all)were still pretty conservative; well at least, socially. I remember at least an incident where a couple of the older kids were going to a Beatles concert nearby; when one of them, (I think it was John L.)made that famous comment! Their parents were not going to let them go and they were really bummed out! I don’t know if they ever went anyway. Their parents might have relented when John Lennon explained himself and somewhat apologized!


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:25:32 AM PST by dsutah
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To: MNDude

Relax. Even if Maryland votes 95-5 for Obama, they can’t give him more than 5 electoral votes.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:28:04 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: MNDude

Relax. Even if Maryland votes 95-5 for Obama, they can’t give him more than 5 electoral votes.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:28:09 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: dsutah

Yes, I was born in a hospital in Baltimore city and then raised in Carroll County, just a couple miles from the Mason-Dixon line.

I now live in Missouri, but I do miss Maryland’s seafood! I recently went back there for a friends’ wedding and I could not believe the liberalism, the traffic and just plain craziness. Where I grew up is NOTHING like it was when I grew up.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 9:33:08 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: Lionheartusa1

Laurel is located in 3 counties, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, and Howard. The city proper is in PG. So, it depends which area..it’s quite diverse.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 9:34:53 AM PST by HollyB
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To: silverleaf

...so for Mike Busch and the rest of the democrat hypocrites- NO on 7

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Amen! Same here.

We went around 10.30 this morning, and our little polling place was pretty busy — busier than I have ever seen in the 7 years we have lived here. The election judge that I chatted with said that they had been very busy ever since they had opened, which was at 8, I think.

I am really not sure what to make of this info, especially since the Rats outnumber us in my county, Kent.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:03 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: wk4bush2004

There needs to be strong turnout in most of the state to override the liberals in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County & Montgomery County.

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Let me amend your comment:

There needs to be strong turnout in most of the state to override the liberals’ VOTER FRAUD in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County & Montgomery County.


45 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:49 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: wk4bush2004

Yes, I was born in a hospital in Baltimore city....

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Which one? If you don’t mind my asking.

I was also born in Baltimore City — at Franklin Square Hospital during the Post-War Baby Boom. (There is a Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore County now.) I grew up in Baltimore County.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 9:44:43 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: CatOwner

CatOwner... You have been very concerned this election. It is nice to know that you are once again “concern.did.did.”

Your concern has been documented in the “Free Republic Concern Troll” log.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 9:44:50 AM PST by AdamBomb
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To: hellinahandcart

just was hoping for no Obama enthusiasm ANYWHERE!


48 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:37 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Bigg Red

I was born at Sinai Hospital.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:07 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: Lionheartusa1

Where I live it’s 50/50. Where my church is in South Laurel, it’s 90% black. Overall, it may be 40% white.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:59 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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