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Strong Republican Turnout At Polls In FL And Intensity High In PA
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Andrea Ryan

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:59:28 AM PST by forbushalltheway

There’s a strong Republican turnout in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Governor Tom Ridge reports high Republican intensity in Pennsylvania.

“I don’t think the folks in those counties, Bucks, Montgomery, et cetera, particularly care for the divisive nature of this presidency, the class warfare. A lot of them have sons and daughters that graduated from college who can’t find a job. So you pull these things together and there is an intensity and an excitement as evidenced by the 30,000 people in 45 degree weather on Sunday night we haven’t seen in Pennsylvania in a long, long time.” – Tom Ridge

Alberto Martinez @albertemartinez reports high Republican turnout in Florida.

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1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:59:30 AM PST by forbushalltheway
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To: forbushalltheway

Anecdotal report from the front lines in Pennsylvania:

I live in Lycoming County. We typically vote 60%-70% Republican reliably.

I arrived at my polling place at 6:40am hoping to be #1 to vote against Obama. I found a line of 20 people already waiting!

By the time I voted, the line behind was at least 30-40 deep!

Our team is coming out!

Now, I made some visits to customers and ended up in Philadelphia at noon. I drove past 3 polling places. No lines, no waiting.

I stopped at an Italian barber in the northeast part of the city that is near totally Democrat. The barber shop is directly across the street from a polling place.

In the 30 minutes I waited and then received my haircut, I counted no more than 30 people going in and out of that polling place!

I am convinced that Dem turnout is light this cycle and we will carry the day!

PS: No Black Panthers sighted.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 12:01:00 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Hope you can offset the 108% turnout the Philadelphia precincts will get.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 12:02:23 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: forbushalltheway

I think it is great that we have a high Republican turnout, but I also believe a lot of Democrats are turning out to vote against Obama too.

Most Americans can recognise a dog turd when they see one , no mattter what party they belong to.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 12:02:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: forbushalltheway

Governor Ridge is 100% correct about people in Pennsylvania having kids who can’t find jobs.

When I was voting earlier today - in the suburbs just outside Pittsburgh - I ran into the mother of one of my high school classmates. I also met her at the polling station in 2008, interestingly enough.

When I asked her how her son was doing in 2008, she got a big grin and talked about how he was just about done with college. When I asked her how he was doing earlier today, she frowned, looked downcast, and said “Oh, he’s doing odd jobs...like painting...you know...”

I walked to the polls. On the way over in 2008, there were Obama signs EVERYWHERE. Today? Not a single one.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 12:08:39 PM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: Venturer
, but I also believe a lot of Democrats are turning out to vote against Obama too.

A lot of the pollsters had NOboma and Romney running even, but the polls were anywhere from 3+ to 11+ democrat heavy. That means those extra democrats were voting for Romney, otherwise NObama should have been 3-11 points ahead.

I know one pretty dependable democrat voting for Romney this time, and he's a government union man!

6 posted on 11/06/2012 12:09:09 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Venturer

Exactly. I believe Republicans will have record turnout while Obama loses independent voters by double digits, as well as some from his own party. Considering the state of the nation, I’d much rather be the challenger in this election.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 12:09:21 PM PST by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Venturer

And everyone knows you can’t polish a turd!


8 posted on 11/06/2012 12:09:37 PM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: Cato in PA

When I asked her how her son was doing in 2008, she got a big grin and talked about how he was just about done with college. When I asked her how he was doing earlier today, she frowned, looked downcast, and said “Oh, he’s doing odd jobs...like painting...you know...”

Cannot tell you how many people we know whose sons and daughters who graduated some 2 or 3 years ago STILL have not found jobs in their career fields — all doing those makeshift type jobs — waiting tables, etc. Some make their way, but many are still living at home. If they DO have jobs, they definitely are STILL at home, “saving up” to move out ....but it’s not happening.

My own dear daughter has a job and has moved out, but lives like a pauper having to pay off her massive student loan.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 12:14:21 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: cjshapi
And everyone knows you can’t polish a turd!

Actually you can. They did it on Mythbusters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI


10 posted on 11/06/2012 12:19:45 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: concerned about politics

I am an Independent voter who - I am ashamed to say- voted for Obama in 2008.

This year, I not only voted for Romney/Ryan in New York State, but this past weekend I went down to Manassas, Virginia to knock on doors for Romney.

Priebus, the Republican Chair person visited the Victory headquarters in Manassas. When I told him I was a former Obama voter who switched to Romney, he high-fived me.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 12:20:35 PM PST by somerville
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Actually you can. They did it on Mythbusters.

Dang, that’s funny. I didn’t watch the vid, but I know lots of folks who love mythbusters. Great post, esp today when laughter is very welcome...


12 posted on 11/06/2012 12:24:40 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Did they grab it by the clean end?


13 posted on 11/06/2012 12:24:50 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: somerville

Awesome!


14 posted on 11/06/2012 12:25:09 PM PST by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: somerville

Welcome!!


15 posted on 11/06/2012 12:26:15 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: somerville

Welcome Home, Friend!


16 posted on 11/06/2012 12:26:31 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: somerville

High Fives! Go Romney - Go Freedom!!!!


17 posted on 11/06/2012 12:32:01 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydidesm)
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To: Venturer

Yes, there are Democrats that are on the moderate side of things. There are also Libertarians, unaffiliated voters, you name it.

Four from my family have voted for Romney in Florida:

Spouse and me (Libertarians)
Mother (moderate Democrat)
Sister (Unaffiliated, but a moderate-to-right independent)


18 posted on 11/06/2012 12:33:35 PM PST by anebt2
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To: somerville

Here comes a cyber HI FIVE and welcome to the family!

LLS


19 posted on 11/06/2012 12:34:46 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: somerville

From all of us, thank you so much.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 12:36:30 PM PST by Ravi
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To: somerville

Welcome! Here’s hoping for tens of thousands of somerville’s to the rescue of our Nation


21 posted on 11/06/2012 12:36:54 PM PST by Clay+Iron_Times (Vote for Love of God, Country)
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To: LibsRJerks

I don’t know what it’s like near the cities, but in my neck of the woods, it is 50 degrees, the sun is shining, and it’s a party at the polls. People who already voted didn’t just vote and leave. They waited around to see old friends. Smiles all around. Good omen.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 12:37:06 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Now, I made some visits to customers and ended up in Philadelphia at noon. I drove past 3 polling places. No lines, no waiting.

I vote in a division and ward in Philly that is a college bedroom for "young skulls full of mush". 2008 I was surrounded by their zombie eyes and waiting in line. The pace of voting today was somebody walked through the door about the time somebody was leaving the booth.

23 posted on 11/06/2012 12:41:45 PM PST by Stentor
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To: somerville

Not to be a downer or anything, but I’m curious. How could you be a member of Free Republic since 2004 and STILL vote for obama in 2008?
Everything about the man was exposed here...and you still voted for him?


24 posted on 11/06/2012 12:44:57 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

What can I say? I’m an Independent.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 12:47:46 PM PST by somerville
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To: somerville

Nice!


26 posted on 11/06/2012 1:03:32 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: forbushalltheway
Got my 34 year old brother in Florida to vote for the first time ever. Another one for Romney!
27 posted on 11/06/2012 1:05:16 PM PST by Captain Shamrock
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To: Captain Shamrock

Cool....I hope others recruit non voters also.....


28 posted on 11/06/2012 1:24:48 PM PST by 4Speed
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