#137 here at St. Louis Park Precinct in MN (7:30AM). Straight ticket R, but I think voting for the I in the race against Ellison may have helped (probably not). Long line, but that may have as much to do with fewer voting booths than a Presidential year. Still pretty darn good volume.
Election judges had everything running very smoothly checking ID's and such.
One guy was complaining that it takes too long to fill in ballots with pen and why we don't use markers...not a bad question, but was whiney about it.
My "get out of Iraq" neighbor was walking in as I was walking out.
posted on 11/07/2006 6:51:49 AM PST
I voted in Tewksbury, MA and created a minor ruckus as they were not asking for ID's. They had to stop the voting process for a few minutes, the town clerk and the police showed up and while they agreed with me the law in MA does not required a voter to show ID. The amazing thing was that it took me 4 times of explaining to the poll booth worker to understand that this opened the process up to fraud. When I mentioned that an illegal immigrant could vote instead of me by just claiming to be me, they could not grasp that this was an issue ! We need voters to show ID in every state, I find it outrageous that it is not already the case across the nation.
posted on 11/07/2006 6:55:44 AM PST
(A non-hyphenated American.)
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