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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.
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