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Posted on 11/07/2006 6:01:51 AM PST by watsonfellow
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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!"
Is it heavy GOP territory? What are your feelings here....did the people look like Republicans?
hopefully GOP territory; otherwise, Santorum may be in trouble
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.
St Pete, FL. Just got back from my voting place. 8 machines, all working and busy. No line but steady.
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.
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.
Here's another one from NRO:
[Kathryn Jean Lopez]
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
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.
twice? I hope they make that clear
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.
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.
Just voted straight Republican ticket Illinois 19th, 55 deg drizzle. Light turnout only 3 there when arrived, none when I left.
Overheard another voter ask the election ladies,"Have these machines been used before"? The little lady replied,"Yes dear, You are voter number 10".
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.
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.
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......
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.
St.Petersburg, Florida - every vote station was filled and refilled quickly -- less than a 5 minute wait.
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.
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
Interesting interview. Thanks.
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.
Wish I could tell you something, but I and my family voted early via absentee. It sure felt good to vote Republican!
Yeah, Another ST Pete FReeper. How ya doin? Want to get together for a beer to celebrate the victory?
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...
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.
Bawehahhaha...that's funny! Courage.....COURAGE! Hang in there!
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!
Voted at 7:00AM Dallas time. Was really pumped. Turner Classic Movies played "1776" last night. What better story to tell and retell!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Your right. my very bad....the Uninformed!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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).
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.
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!
I may ask for one of those, just so that I make sure I vote opposite to every one of their "recommendations".
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.