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Posted on 11/07/2006 6:01:51 AM PST by watsonfellow

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To: watsonfellow
I was 12th in line at 6am in VA. Most the people in line (here in Moron's district) were holding sample dem ballots - no surprise there, this is a haven for barking moonbats.

When my husband and I left the school, some teenager with a clip board was standing at the exit and asked us, "Do you want to sign up for Democrats?"

We both burst out laughing, causing several other people there to start laughing too. One woman said, "Hey kid - I think you need a new spiel!"

101 posted on 11/07/2006 6:56:56 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: watsonfellow
Just like always at my spot in TN #7 (Marsha Blackburn ACU rating 100). Show up ~ 6:45 and see 30 people in front of me. Done voting by 7:15. Peek at the exit poll the local high school does and it is all Corker zero Ford votes. You just can't get much redder than my precinct.
102 posted on 11/07/2006 6:57:16 AM PST by handy (Congress sends troops to battle but they won't take a stand against the NYT undermining our security)
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To: Fresh Wind

Is it heavy GOP territory? What are your feelings here....did the people look like Republicans?


103 posted on 11/07/2006 6:59:10 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: traderrob6

hopefully GOP territory; otherwise, Santorum may be in trouble


104 posted on 11/07/2006 6:59:38 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: watsonfellow

At my precinct in Springfield Missouri there were no lines. Voting was steady though and about 10 of the 12 booths were being used at any one time.


105 posted on 11/07/2006 7:00:06 AM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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To: rwfromkansas
did the people look like Republicans?

????????

106 posted on 11/07/2006 7:00:45 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: watsonfellow

St Pete, FL. Just got back from my voting place. 8 machines, all working and busy. No line but steady.


107 posted on 11/07/2006 7:00:59 AM PST by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: Young Scholar

Bummer. That would just be too much fun.

Just cough and say Devos at the same time every ten minutes. That will induce convulsions among the crowd.


108 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:05 AM PST by cyclotic (Support Cub Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: debg

...and FAT!!


109 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:28 AM PST by RetSignman (MSMDEMS: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: cripplecreek
Thanks for the info....

Hugh Hewitt has the whole interview at townhall.com if you want to read what "Rove the Magnificant Bastard" had to say about Michigan's Senate and Gov. races....you might find it more hopeful.

Regards

110 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:37 AM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: traderrob6

Here's another one from NRO:

[Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Hi Kathryn,

My husband and I voted this morning when the polls opened at 6AM. We are in York County, Virginia (1st District, Bethel precinct) which leans conservative and always turns out the highest percentage of voters in the state. Today was no exception. We have voted on very off years where you can walk in and walk out. In 2004, there were huge lines and we had to park across the street! That was unusual. This year the turn out is heavy and parking was starting to get tight and mind you this is at 6 in the morning. Also, just an FYI, we are expecting rain this afternoon on into the evening. When the rain comes to this area (Hampton Roads, Virginia) voter turnout goes down - amongst democrats. It stays level or higher amongst republicans.

FWIW, we voted for George Allen and Jo Anne Davis. We also voted against the marriage amendment because we do not feel that it is an issue that should be covered by the constitution. I am not for or against gay marriage, definitely ambivalent, but I am adamantly against government intrusion and legislating in personal issues


111 posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:37 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: traderrob6

I voted in chalfont. My husband and I got there are 7:10. I was #82 and waited about 30 minutes. When my daughter arrived at 8:20 or so, she waited maybe 5 minutes. The line was much shorter.


112 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:29 AM PST by twigs
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

twice? I hope they make that clear


113 posted on 11/07/2006 7:02:36 AM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: watsonfellow

6:30 polls opened. Only one out of eight of the touchscreens was working initially. They managed to bring a second one on line at 6:50.

Hopefully by now it will be in full swing. The before work voters were strolling in at the usual pace.


114 posted on 11/07/2006 7:03:02 AM PST by esoteric
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To: watsonfellow

mark


115 posted on 11/07/2006 7:03:13 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: LikeLight
"We have another runaway voter - put a slash by her name". I'm guessing that this means the voter started her ballot on the computer and walked out of the polling place, but didn't press the "vote" button that actually casts the ballot. And, obviously, from the comment, she was at least the second voter to do so. Interesting phenomenon. Wonder how common this is?

There was a guy next to me who almost did the same. The poll worker caught him before he got away.

I'm not sure I like or trust these electronic machines. It was not intuitive to me that you had to press the 'VOTE' button above the touch screen. I was looking for something on the screen itself and finally noticed the big flashing red button (duh) and pressed that to register my vote.

I'd also say that the way they had these machines lined up, there was little privacy. Voters leaving their station and walking behind you could easily see who you were voting for.

All things considered, I'd prefer to go back to the electro-mechanical machines or even better, a paper ballot. I don't really care if it takes a day or two to count them all. We don't need to know the results immediately just to make the TV types happy.

116 posted on 11/07/2006 7:03:56 AM PST by Ditto
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To: RetSignman
You're right!


117 posted on 11/07/2006 7:04:24 AM PST by debg
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To: watsonfellow

Just voted straight Republican ticket Illinois 19th, 55 deg drizzle. Light turnout only 3 there when arrived, none when I left.


118 posted on 11/07/2006 7:04:40 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: watsonfellow
Voted at 6:00am. Lexington, Kentucky. 2nd Voter of the day.

Overheard another voter ask the election ladies,"Have these machines been used before"? The little lady replied,"Yes dear, You are voter number 10".

119 posted on 11/07/2006 7:05:10 AM PST by mother22wife21 ("We do not have a smoking cow at this point," said Dr. Kevin Reilly)
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To: LikeLight

I'm in Eastern PA and a local councilman told me he was concerned about that button. He also told me that we bought some of the machines that didn't work in other districts. I told him that there's always a learning curve on any machine and bound to be some problems. I also said--in the nicest way possible--that if a person can't vote properly, maybe they shouldn't be voting. He was a dem, but he was nice.


120 posted on 11/07/2006 7:05:42 AM PST by twigs
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To: watsonfellow

Arrived 15 minutes early to my polling place after spending all night flying. I vote in Colorado's 5th District which is VERY conservative and happens to be the district of the church the Evangelical minister was just fired from. According to the MSM all the conservatives in this district are VERY demoralized. Certainly too demoralized to vote. Sooo, I got there 15 minutes early and the line went out the door. By the time I voted (straight R), the line went about 75 yards into the parking lot. I asked a lady who voted when I did (she lives across the street from the polling location) if this was typical, and she said it was the first time she's seen it like that. So much for demoralized voters.


121 posted on 11/07/2006 7:07:02 AM PST by Rokke
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To: subterfuge
I was told I had already voted by Absentee Ballot. Ah, but the rub? I never sent it in and I was carrying it with me, still sealed up.

Dude....that sounds like someone voted for you (like a dimrat maybe). I'll put your vote in my prayers so it'll count for the republicans........

I would have shit a pile right then and there if my poll person had said that to me while I had the ballot in my hands......

122 posted on 11/07/2006 7:07:16 AM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: watsonfellow

Voted around 7:30am in my very republican district in the shore area of NJ. Turnout at that hour was light (as it usually is) and one of the new voting machines was already on the fritz. The poor guy monitoring it was on the phone with someone while working on the computer section of the machine. He was clearly frustrated.


123 posted on 11/07/2006 7:07:17 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: watsonfellow

St.Petersburg, Florida - every vote station was filled and refilled quickly -- less than a 5 minute wait.


124 posted on 11/07/2006 7:07:29 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they ignore truth. Come up for air guys.)
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Voted at 9am in Ridgefield, Connecticut, the northernmost town in Chris Shay's congressional district. Took about 15 minutes. People were taking a little time to vote, but Lieberman was way down the ballot. We have old lever machines. Top line is R, then D, then Green, Libertarians, and other moonbat parties, then comes the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party. So I think people had to look all the way down to find Joe on the line all by himself. Our town went about 57% for George W Bush in 2004.

Our Republican governor, Jodi Rell, is going to walk over the kooky Destefano (whose campaign platform consists of a full scale assault on the law of supply and demand). Lieberman should win, if people can find his name. It was sort of strange with it down so far. Shays is in a tough race, as are the other 2 Connecticut Republican reps. (Connecticut has 3 Rs and 2 Ds in its congressional delegation, as we have non-partisan folks do the gerrymandering, and Dems are heavily clustered in New Haven and Hartford).

The local state senator will win, the local state rep is unopposed (both are Republicans). The rest of the state-wide offices (AG, Treasurer) will go heavily democrat, the Republicans sadly have no bench in this state.

125 posted on 11/07/2006 7:08:55 AM PST by Koblenz (Holland: a very tolerant country. Until someone shoots you on a public street in broad daylight...)
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To: watsonfellow

We voted using the optical scanner. I was a little bothered because after filling out the ballot we were told to slide it in the slot below instead of into the scanner. Could somone tell me if this is normal. The lady said they still had to hook it into a larger machine. I figured it would be easy for someone to pitch some of them if they handled them before counting them


126 posted on 11/07/2006 7:09:07 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: watsonfellow
Ansonia CT - I got to to say hello to Rosa DeLauro, When I Recognized her I said " Are you Rosa DeLauro"? with a big smile. She smiled and said yes hope you vote for me. I then responded with " No, sorry I don't vote for socialists" She looked a little shaken up, said nothing and got in her car and drove away.

I am probably the only person in my Rat town that voted against her - small satisfaction, at least I got a dig in.

Poll worker said they were very busy, heavy turn out 300 by 9:00
127 posted on 11/07/2006 7:09:07 AM PST by underbyte
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To: thingumbob

Interesting interview. Thanks.


128 posted on 11/07/2006 7:09:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: AppyPappy

I'm in PA, suburb of Phily, and the Dems were out in big numbers working the place. But when I looked to see what sample voting tickets people were taking, they were mostly Republican. I live in a traditional Republican stronghold that is turning Dem, went for Kerry in the last election. My guess it was because this was the crowd that works which is the reason we were out early.


129 posted on 11/07/2006 7:10:01 AM PST by twigs
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To: watsonfellow

Wish I could tell you something, but I and my family voted early via absentee. It sure felt good to vote Republican!


130 posted on 11/07/2006 7:10:35 AM PST by Princip. Conservative (I have voted - have you?)
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To: GOPJ

Yeah, Another ST Pete FReeper. How ya doin? Want to get together for a beer to celebrate the victory?


131 posted on 11/07/2006 7:10:41 AM PST by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: EmilyGeiger
Generally I vote individuals, but the dims have made me so angry I voted straight republican.

Me too - sometimes I'll go for a dem or two, but I'm as mad as you are - I voted straight Republican. Thanks John Kerry, for reminding me of dem's true colors...

132 posted on 11/07/2006 7:11:32 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they ignore truth. Come up for air guys.)
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To: Hazcat

Jean Schmidt (Oh-2) tried to vote this morning but the optical scanners were busted. They had video of her trying to vote. They said they were going to store the ballots, and scan them later when they got machines working.

That is a disaster waiting to happen.


133 posted on 11/07/2006 7:12:02 AM PST by dogbyte12
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To: 11th_VA
"did the people look like Republicans?"

"????????"

Bawehahhaha...that's funny! Courage.....COURAGE! Hang in there!

134 posted on 11/07/2006 7:12:38 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: LadyJMayo

Stone county Mississippi... new Diebold machines and no problems... heavy turnout so far... better than early morning voting in 2004. Most of the talk among those waiting was NOT very good for dims!!! Heard carry's name twice!

LLS


135 posted on 11/07/2006 7:12:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: watsonfellow

Voted at 7:00AM Dallas time. Was really pumped. Turner Classic Movies played "1776" last night. What better story to tell and retell!


136 posted on 11/07/2006 7:13:14 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: NativeNewYorker

Voting in PA-4 [Hart(R) is the Congresscritte]) slightly after 0800 (polls opened at 0700). Location is 20 E of Pittsburgh. More cars than usual in parking lot. I think that the turnuout at the instant I was there was slightly in excess of 2004, which was the heaviest I have previously seen.


137 posted on 11/07/2006 7:14:44 AM PST by bagman
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To: cripplecreek

Your welcome and that's what I thought....but the interview didn't sound good for my guy DeWhine. I think Rove expects a senate loss in Ohio.


138 posted on 11/07/2006 7:15:37 AM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: watsonfellow

Palm Beach County, FL..........8:00 a.m. - no wait!

We had to share a polling place with another precinct as our church is being renovated, and still no wait! Also, the local weatherman keeps reminding us to vote early, as the rain will begin at noon and become heavy as the day wears on. Looking good for the good guys!


139 posted on 11/07/2006 7:16:02 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: cripplecreek
Our local moonbat's father told me that his daughter refuses to vote in the "BushReich farce election". He says she's sitting home getting drunk already. LOL

Ah, a typical Dim voter putting in a typical (for them) productive day at work. Hope she doesn't pass out before Oprah comes on.

140 posted on 11/07/2006 7:16:42 AM PST by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: underbyte

ROFLMAO !!!!


141 posted on 11/07/2006 7:17:21 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: CT-Freeper

Your right. my very bad....the Uninformed!


142 posted on 11/07/2006 7:19:21 AM PST by DeusExMachina05
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To: cripplecreek

We tried voting at about 7:10 in Utah County. None of the machines were working. Voters leaving. I don't know when they'll be running.


143 posted on 11/07/2006 7:19:27 AM PST by UnsinkableMollyBrown (Seven Suns Police & Fire - www.sevensunspoliceandfire.com)
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To: Koblenz
People were taking a little time to vote, but Lieberman was way down the ballot. We have old lever machines. Top line is R, then D, then Green, Libertarians, and other moonbat parties, then comes the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party. So I think people had to look all the way down to find Joe on the line all by himself.

Yep, Lieberman's name was actually partially covered by the voting machine's lever when I went to vote this morning.

One would have to kind of reach around it to vote for Joe.

144 posted on 11/07/2006 7:19:49 AM PST by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: watsonfellow

In central MS, there were comments about the already-good turnout so early. This was my first go with the touch-screen machines. A reciept is printed that shows what votes you cast so there IS a paper trail. Good experience.


145 posted on 11/07/2006 7:20:02 AM PST by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: watsonfellow

Rhode Island checking in here.

Got to my voting place early. The Dem and repub town council candidates were in the parking lot looking for last-minute hand-shakes. I passed by both of them, and took a sticker from the 'Vote No on the Casino Bill' lady. She said "Thank you", I replied, "State-sponsored sin must be defeated".

As I entered the voting area, two poll workers were singing Clinton's praises, going on about how they can't wait until Bush is out. "Clinton couldn't keep his fly up, but at least he got the job done."

*sigh*

I just shook my head and walked away.

Didn't vote for liberal senator Linc Chafee, didn't vote for the greater liberal senator wannabe Sheldon Whitehouse. I wrote in for Steven Laffey. Chafee and Whitehouse have been running ads, each trying to claim they're the most liberal, and how we should vote for them to "Send Bush a message". And to think the state GOP approves of Chafee. And to think Laura Bush was here stumping for him. It makes me sad - he deserves to lose.

Voted to keep the Republican governor, voted for the Republican Lt. Gov and Republican Attorney General.

Rejected the Casino, rejected the proposal to allow felons the 'right to vote', rejected the public housing initiative, rejected the liberal college bonds, approved the transportation bill (our roads are complete shyte).


146 posted on 11/07/2006 7:21:10 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.")
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To: watsonfellow

We met "Rush Limbaugh" at dawn (6:45 a.m.) and voted Republican straight ticket in Greenwood, IN....poll officials stated they had been busy since opening at 6:00 a.m. This is a heavily Republican district....and we are happy the base has turned out to vote.


147 posted on 11/07/2006 7:21:12 AM PST by auto power
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To: snarkytart

Picky, picky, picky :) Brown County - Wisconsin. We are voting for reinstatement of the death penalty (advisory only) and a marriage amendment (one man/one woman), and dumping Govenor Bingo Doyle. It was great fun!


148 posted on 11/07/2006 7:22:14 AM PST by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: jpl
The funniest thing I saw was an idiot liberal zombie at the front of the line asking for one of those Democrat instruction cards that tells you how you're supposed to vote on every ticket and referendum.

I may ask for one of those, just so that I make sure I vote opposite to every one of their "recommendations".

149 posted on 11/07/2006 7:22:26 AM PST by kevkrom (John F'n Kerry's 'apology': "I'm sorry you were too stupid to realize I wasn't calling you stupid.")
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To: watsonfellow

Goose Creek, SC - raining cats and dogs, long line. Hard right district.

Mark Sanford will have an easy win, no commiecrats in contention for anything important here.


150 posted on 11/07/2006 7:22:43 AM PST by Salo
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