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Unprecedented Turnout in Woodbridge Virginia
Vanity | 11/6/2012 | Kevin McCarthy

Posted on 11/06/2012 9:11:45 AM PST by McBuff

I just returned from my local poll in Virginia. In all my years here (19), this turnout was largest BY FAR. The longest line I ever remember was around 75 people. . .today, it was at least 500 and over an hour wait. I pray to God that this bodes well for Romney. Today, we will discover whether or not the adage "Its the economy, stupid" has been replaced with a new one "It's the HANDOUT, stupid!"


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KEYWORDS: election; vanity; virginiaturnout
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1 posted on 11/06/2012 9:11:52 AM PST by McBuff
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To: McBuff

Good report, McBuff. Thanks.

Bump.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:37 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: McBuff

Same here in teensy weensy Norvell Michigan. Serious turnout at both precincts.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:37 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: McBuff

is your county blue red or purple?


4 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:41 AM PST by MNDude
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To: McBuff

Did they look like Republicans (cheery, optimistic, well-groomed) or Democrats (silent, sullen, slovenly dressed)?


5 posted on 11/06/2012 9:14:39 AM PST by MHT
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To: McBuff

Huge turnout bad news for incumbants.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 9:14:54 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: McBuff

Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1981 and lived across the street from it. Where are you?


7 posted on 11/06/2012 9:15:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: MNDude

Went Blue for Obama in 08 (Prince William County)...went purple in 2010..so trending in the right direction.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 9:15:57 AM PST by McBuff
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To: McBuff

A Failed Communist.

If America votes for 0bama, then I secede and those other people can have him as their president.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 9:16:59 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: MHT

Lots of Carhartts and coveralls around here.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 9:17:43 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: McBuff

It’s like that here in rural central Virginia. I’m going out a bit later to vote, but my husband went earlier. Usually we can just walk right up to the voting machine, or at the most we might have to wait for one or two people to finish. Today, husband said the place was packed, with a line wrapped around the building.

Believe me, that’s a first, and an astonishing one.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 9:18:53 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: MNDude

Demographics of Prince William County:

http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/finance/Documents/standard%20data%20set%209%2030%2012.pdf


12 posted on 11/06/2012 9:20:19 AM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: McBuff

But much of Northern Virginia is made up of government workers. Some of these might be military. What’s your sense as to the type of voters, pro-Obama or pro-Romney?


13 posted on 11/06/2012 9:20:33 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: MNDude

Woodbridge Va. is not Bork Obunga territory.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 9:20:50 AM PST by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
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To: McBuff; All

CNBC was on the TV this morning in the gym...they were interviewing some guy named Larry (not Kudlow)...i could not hear the volume but read the CC....

i don’t know if Larry is a pollster, economist, prognosticator...

anyway they were grilling this guy as he said through September that obozo would win the election than in October changed it to Romney...he basically said Romney would win because of voter enthusiasm in the GOP, the polls were rigged with high rat samples, the rats would not get the turnout they did in 2008- same stuff we’ve been saying at Freep for three months....

now here’s the important part- he was in Fairfax, Virginia being interviewed remotely and they start talking about Virginia...this and that, etc...finally this Larry says to the hosts in the CNBC studios “i know you can see that long line of voters behind me- that does not bode well for the president”...


15 posted on 11/06/2012 9:20:56 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: MHT

Not to change the subject, but 99.9% of ALL Americans are slovenly dressed pigs. Cut offs, flip flops, piercings, tats, fat guts, billboard graphic t-shirts like 12 year olds, bizarre facial hair, ball caps on backwards, etc.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 9:22:38 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: McBuff

Heard on the teevee: “The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and a polling booth.”


17 posted on 11/06/2012 9:23:29 AM PST by baileybat
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To: McBuff

WMAL said 1000 turn out this morning.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 9:23:46 AM PST by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: McBuff

I just figure those long lines and hours of waiting are the same people that were willing to wait 4 hours for a chicken sandwich :)


19 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:16 AM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: MHT
Did they look like Republicans (cheery, optimistic, well-groomed) or Democrats (silent, sullen, slovenly dressed)

Actually, silent, sullen and slovenly dressed. .pretty much describes me! I have to admit, though. . I was worried that I was seeing more "takers" then "makers" there. . .but that's just me. . .remember I am silent and sullen normally. . .it's my morbid, pessimistic, Irish nature. Please God give us a victory today!!

20 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:56 AM PST by McBuff
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To: God luvs America

Was it Larry Sabato?


21 posted on 11/06/2012 9:25:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Uncle Miltie
If America votes for 0bama, then I secede and those other people can have him as their president.

If Oboma wins, expect massive lay offs, people hoarding food and building shelters, and no buying of goods. People will work on paying off their debts. We'll see a lot more bartering.

If Romney wins, the working class will relax. They'll go back to hiring and buying. Those storing food will slow down. Preppers will have more time to work on the little things they may have missed during their haste.

Either the nation collapses under the weight of social programs, or those on social programs will be asked to start earning their own keep. This is the choice the voters have to make today.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 9:25:58 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Cut offs, flip flops, piercings, tats, fat guts, billboard graphic t-shirts like 12 year olds, bizarre facial hair, ball caps on backwards, etc.

Sounds like me, sans the tats and piercings, of course (and then again I couldn't grow bizarre facial hair, even if I tried).

23 posted on 11/06/2012 9:26:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: elhombrelibre
There are a lot of government workers in Northern Virginia, but not as many as you might imagine. Fairfax County is the most heavily impacted and it's just 1 out of 7 employed people who work for the government.

Remember, Congress long ago learned how to keep the jobs at home, in their districts.

Your friends and neighbors ~ not ours ~ and I live here.

24 posted on 11/06/2012 9:26:55 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Hey, I resemble that remark!
25 posted on 11/06/2012 9:28:14 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I went to Woodbridge HS for my Freshman year in 76, used to hang out in Lake Ridge and remember ice skating on the Occoquan whenever we got the chance.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 9:29:25 AM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: McBuff

I don’t know that you can go with that assessment early in the a.m. down there. Lot of folks in Woodbridge who are up that early in the a.m. are facing a very long commute and probably are on the road by 0600 or earlier. If they are dressed “slovely” it probably means they work outside and are wearing layers because it was cold (by this area’s standards) this morning.

Starting out later in order to vote might be a good sign.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 9:30:02 AM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: McBuff

Well, I posit that all along Route 1 down there, from Woodbridge and south all the way up to Mount Vernon and Alexandria, you can pretty much tell the politics by the skin color. And since it’s not cool to mention skin color, we can’t really say what’s going on in Woodbridge! I’d say only McBuff knows, and he’s staying silent and slovenly about it. But if Romney wins, when I get back to the USA, the first round is on me at Tim’s Rivershore!


28 posted on 11/06/2012 9:30:18 AM PST by golux
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To: McBuff

Well, I posit that all along Route 1 down there, from Woodbridge and south all the way up to Mount Vernon and Alexandria, you can pretty much tell the politics by the skin color. And since it’s not cool to mention skin color, we can’t really say what’s going on in Woodbridge! I’d say only McBuff knows, and he’s staying silent and slovenly about it. But if Romney wins, when I get back to the USA, the first round is on me at Tim’s Rivershore!


29 posted on 11/06/2012 9:30:32 AM PST by golux
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To: God luvs America

The line at the Fairfax Government Center was crazy long at 7:15 this am. It took my daughter and I 3 1/2 hours to finish voting. Several workers there said it’s not normally like that on election day.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 9:31:28 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: McBuff

Broken glass Republicans.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 9:32:39 AM PST by Signalman
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To: varmintman
Woodbridge Va. is not Bork Obunga territory.

Woodbridge went Obunga in 08. . .went purple in 10 and I pray to God, full red today!!

32 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:36 AM PST by McBuff
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To: Coldwater Creek

no...


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:28 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

is Fairfax a GOP area??


34 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:44 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: McBuff

Broken glass Republicans.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 9:38:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: golux
But if Romney wins, when I get back to the USA, the first round is on me at Tim’s Rivershore!

I live in Dale City, voted this AM. HUGE turnout.

Spent WAY too much money at Tim's this year. :-)

36 posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:23 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; ...

Strong turnout in Franklin County, VA as well - a Republican stronghold.

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If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me.

If you see posts of interest to Virginians, please ping me.

Thanks!


37 posted on 11/06/2012 9:40:40 AM PST by randita
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To: God luvs America; muawiyah

I’ve only lived here about a year. Muawiyah.... your input?


38 posted on 11/06/2012 9:40:46 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: God luvs America

Rich suburb of DC.

I suspect it’s all government-dependant vampires of a different social class.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 9:41:16 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: McBuff

I worked a polling place for Corey Stewart when he ran for re-election as Supe Chair...my son ran his campaign.
I recall PWC had lots of illegals then so a big prob...
What do you think of Stewart?


40 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:18 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Jewbacca

Uh, excuse me. I live there. And, no, I’m not.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 9:42:42 AM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: golux
But if Romney wins, when I get back to the USA, the first round is on me at Tim’s Rivershore!

I'll see you there!!

42 posted on 11/06/2012 9:43:17 AM PST by McBuff
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To: God luvs America

Fairfax County is as blue as it gets. Suburb of DC, all government workers. What there is of the private sector, is government-dependent private sector.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 9:44:20 AM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: McBuff
Woodbridge Virginia

Is that a coal town?

44 posted on 11/06/2012 9:45:16 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey... I am wearing a Carhartt belt today... and I voted for Romney!

LLS


45 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: golux

I’ll say it...
That area is full of Mexicans...legal and illegal.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:11 AM PST by matginzac
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To: God luvs America
Fairfax flip flops ~ when I moved here years ago it was DEMOCRAT top to bottom ~ but most of the county board had just been sent to prison for selling zoning.

The Republican party quickly formed and began winning a few elections here and there.

Today the Republican party continues to win but they do not dominate the county.

47 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:15 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: McBuff

We’ve already decided in our family that if Romney wins we are going to church and getting down on our knees and thanking God for one last chance. We may be hung over from partying for a couple days in celebration but I think God will understand. Go R/R!


48 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:30 AM PST by austinaero
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To: McBuff

We had a long line here in Gulf Shores, Alabama also. The line went out the door across the parking lot, and down the side walk. Although once I got in line it didn’t take as long as I thought it would. What took my time was reading all the amendments we are voting on here in Alabama.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:52 AM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: baileybat
“The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and a polling booth.”

Thanks for the new tagline :)

50 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:59 AM PST by FightforFreedomCA (The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and a polling booth.)
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