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OHIO -- Post Your Morning Ohio Voting Observations Here!!
Vanity Press | 11-06-2012 | cww

Posted on 11/06/2012 5:38:48 AM PST by CWW

This will be a running thread for morning anecdotal observations of voting in Ohio. What are you seeing at the polls?

If you are in a predominantly democrat district, what does the crowd look like in comparioson with 2008 and in past election years?


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KEYWORDS: election; ohio; ohio2012; vanity; vote2012
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Go OHIO voters!!
1 posted on 11/06/2012 5:39:01 AM PST by CWW
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To: CWW

I haven’t vote yet this morning (will at lunch) but driving past my polling place saw an overflow of vehicles in the lot and on the street. Reports from two co-workers this morning whom have voted said that their polling places were packed.
Southern Montgomery County.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 5:45:32 AM PST by sjm_888
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To: sjm_888

That’s good?


3 posted on 11/06/2012 5:47:16 AM PST by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: sjm_888

Portage County (NE Ohio) at 6:30 am - 25 - 30 in line, all voting Romney.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 5:47:24 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: CWW

From Ohio friends on facebook.

“30 minute line in Warren county”
“Waited 40 minutes but I voted :)” (Hamilton County)
“Longest line in Okeana voting history!!!!!” (Butler County)

All seem to be CHick-fil-a voters judging by the comments.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 5:47:24 AM PST by barmag25
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To: CWW

See here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2955637/posts?page=21


6 posted on 11/06/2012 5:47:24 AM PST by TSgt (Got Landslide?)
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To: mom4melody

The ‘rat vote doesn’t come out until the buses go around and pick up people on their doorsteps.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 5:48:57 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: mom4melody

How do you know they are voting for Romney? Curious... Did you guys all talk about who you were voting for in line?


8 posted on 11/06/2012 5:51:03 AM PST by somerville
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To: CWW

Clermont County (East Cincinnati), Union Township. I’ve never seen a crowd this large on election day in this polling place. It was PACKED! Clermont County is ROCK-RIBBED Republican turf.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 5:51:20 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: CWW

I’m going in about an hour or so. I’ll let you know..


10 posted on 11/06/2012 5:51:28 AM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: CWW

Just got back. It was VERY crowded! My husband said it is a good sign (for Romney). I saw ALL my neighbors...they ALL cofessed to voting for Romney (even the ones who voted Obama in 2008). I have a very good feeling. Our poll watcher was awesome! Some (dem) voters kept leaving lots of material in the booths but he was right on top of it. Folks, this feels like a landslide.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 5:52:17 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: CWW

I voted just now in a rat invested area of northeast Ohio. Turnout at my polling place was light. That is good news.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 5:55:13 AM PST by cogito3
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To: CWW
I VOTED EARLY!!



Longest line I have been in in my precinct. Even bigger than in 2004. Waited for 50 minutes today! Montgomery County Ohio BETTER GO RED THIS TIME!!!!
13 posted on 11/06/2012 5:55:32 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: sjm_888

I am in Southern Montgomery County like you and it was the largest voting line I have ever seen at Cox Arboretum. I bet it was an hour wait. In fact, it was so crowded that I left and will return to vote after lunchtime. I think this is a good sign!!


14 posted on 11/06/2012 5:55:58 AM PST by ohioman
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To: sjm_888

When making reports about your location please indicate the nature of your location (heavy GOP leaning area or heavy Dem leaning, for example)


15 posted on 11/06/2012 5:56:11 AM PST by ChronicMA
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To: sjm_888

I know it;s not OH but this is FL and we’re out to vote later but we live in one of the most republican counties in FL, called st Johns county and my wife is out working right now and said she has never seen so many people voting and the lines are immense and trust me tat area is all republican, well republicans outnumber Dem and nonparty combined


16 posted on 11/06/2012 5:57:28 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: somerville

Yes, we waited for about 10 minutes and we discussed the election and who we were voting for and why....if there were any Obama voters they were too ashamed to speak up.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 5:58:09 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: ChronicMA

Montgomery County is a Democratic area because of the open sore (i.e. little Detroit) that is Dayton, Ohio. However, the Southern suburbs are strongly Republican. Montgomery County went for Obama and Kerry in the last 2 elections.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 6:00:26 AM PST by ohioman
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To: mom4melody
Portage County (NE Ohio) at 6:30 am - 25 - 30 in line, all voting Romney.

How do you know whom they are voting for? I voted early in Massachusetts this morning -- long lines. To pass the time while waiting to vote, I was trying to guess who people on line were voting for based on their looks and demeanor, but of course, that's not really possible.

I sure hope you're right, but how do you know?

19 posted on 11/06/2012 6:00:50 AM PST by Maceman
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To: sjm_888

Very busy at 7:30 a.m. They changed the lines in Delaware, OH from precinct district to last name lines. Supposed to save time, but didn’t really see that.

Touchscreen voting worked fine. Every selection was confirmed on the paper scroll and also at the end before final submission.

No outside campaigners, thank goodness. No obvious poll watchers inside.

Everything went smoothly. Can’t complain.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 6:02:16 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: CWW
I Live in NE Ohio.

Today (about 6:40 a.m.) I voted and took my mom... who is 90 years old.

We had to wait in line for about 30 minutes, but not because of the crowd.

They had some kind of glitch with the voting machines.

I can't believe that these guys had to re-invent the wheel for a process that never took more than about 10 minutes in the past.

Anyway, there was a line because of it and once I finished and left the building, there were almost no cars outside and people were not waiting to get in.

I am always amazed at the number of pol workers they think they need to expedite the process. Each table had at least 3 people more than necessary. I could not determine what, if anything, they were doing or supposed to be doing.

Got in and out in about 45 minutes when it usually takes 15 at most.

21 posted on 11/06/2012 6:03:09 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ChronicMA
Here you go. 2008 Election by County, across the Country.
22 posted on 11/06/2012 6:03:13 AM PST by sjm_888
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To: Maceman

Wife and I went in around 7:30 am. I am northeast of Columbus, actually Kasich’s hometown. No line. I have seen long lines there before so not sure what to take of it.

Other friends I’ve talked to in other precincts say lines are longest they’ve ever seen.

Not sure what’s up with my precinct.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 6:03:44 AM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: Maceman

Because we (the people in line) talked about who we were voting for...not an Obamabot in the bunch. Of course, at 6:30am, the leeches are still sleeping it off....


24 posted on 11/06/2012 6:03:49 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: CWW

Just voted in Warren County, OH. Large lines compared to even 2010. This bodes well for Romney and the GOP since this is a deeply conservative district, likely > 70%.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 6:04:34 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mom4melody

Is that county traditionally right leaning?


26 posted on 11/06/2012 6:07:43 AM PST by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: sjm_888

I appreciate the information, but a thread works so much smoother if we don’t have to research each post to find out what the information provided means.

We are all in this fight together. I want to thank everyone who will spend hours waiting in line today for putting up with the incovenience of doing so.

Fight on!


27 posted on 11/06/2012 6:07:52 AM PST by ChronicMA
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To: barmag25

Yes, “Chick-fil-A” seems to be the current battle cry.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 6:08:05 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ohioman; sjm_888

LET’S GO MONTGOMERY COUNTY!!!!


29 posted on 11/06/2012 6:10:55 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: CWW
I live in a tiny town in Putnam County, and even we had a long line this morning. I usually vote around 8:30 and am voter 150 or so; this morning, I was voter 171. So, it looks like turnout is up about 15%, a very good sign. :)

Putnam County typically votes about 75% Republican; I'm anxious to see if we an hit 80% this year.

30 posted on 11/06/2012 6:12:04 AM PST by TonyInOhio (~~ THE EXIT POLLS ARE WRONG! ~~)
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31 posted on 11/06/2012 6:13:21 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Maceman

I’ll tell you who those people in line are voting forwho stood in line wiht you.

They;re all voting for obama, you;re in MA, one of the most liberal cess pits in this country and yes I lived there and yes my wife comes from there but she escaped and stopped giving money to the liberal elected officials.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 6:14:48 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: somerville

If it is like the states I have been in, just look at the color of the sample voting ballet that many of the people pick up on the way in. Whether they took a sample ballet from the Republican table or the democrat table is a good estimate for those on the way in.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 6:17:12 AM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: PeanutbutterandJellybean

No.

It’s a Rat invested, croney filled, Blue collar and blue haired Cuyahoga County wannabe. We just didn’t know that when we moved here.

I just think the decent people have had enough.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 6:18:30 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: CWW

We live just 100 yards from our polling station and wife says traffic is heavy this morning. She says it is dying down now. Big time conservative area. She is going to be poll watching as soon as I get home. So should have a real good idea by 5 o’clock tonight.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: ChronicMA
When making reports about your location please indicate the nature of your location (heavy GOP leaning area or heavy Dem leaning, for example)

Excellent advice!!

36 posted on 11/06/2012 6:28:32 AM PST by edwinland
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To: CWW

“We cannot expect the Americans to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of Socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
- Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 6:31:48 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: manc
They;re all voting for obama, you;re in MA, one of the most liberal cess pits in this country and yes I lived there and yes my wife comes from there but

Well, yes. Of course I know that. But here in my town in Metrowest Boston, I do see a lot of Scott Brown yard signs (and, unfortunately, a lot of Warren yard signs too). Even though Brown disgusts me, I am hoping he beats the reprehensible Elizabeth Warren.

If it weren't for Scott Brown, I probably wouldn't have even bothered to vote.

38 posted on 11/06/2012 6:34:56 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Servant of the Cross
Just voted in Warren County, OH. Large lines compared to even 2010. This bodes well for Romney and the GOP since this is a deeply conservative district, likely > 70%.

Great post thanks!

39 posted on 11/06/2012 6:35:09 AM PST by edwinland
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To: BuckeyeGOP
Not sure what’s up with my precinct.

If Columbus is like *most* state capitals I would think that low turnout there would be a good thing.We'd want the fine folks of the area voting *tomorrow* when the lines are far shorter!

40 posted on 11/06/2012 6:37:29 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: ChronicMA

I posted above and I would say that my precinct leans Republican. BUT, I do believe in 2008, my precinct went Obama. That election, there were plenty of obama yard signs and bumper stickers. This year? Republican signs of many candidates all over the place. Very few Obama signs.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 6:39:11 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: CWW
Longest line I have ever seen in southern Montgomery County. The area generally elects Republicans in the state offices. It took 50 minutes to get through the line, although usually I vote at lunch time or after work so I can't compare it to 7am voting in 2008.
42 posted on 11/06/2012 6:39:34 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome; All

It’s still somewhat busy right now considering that most people are working at the moment. It’s more than 100 yards though ;) I’ll be heading there shortly with Mikey in tow before the lunch rush.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 6:39:43 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Maceman

metro west, Newton, Wellesley or further out in Framingham???

Got my misses out of that state and she now admits it was the best thing move she ever did, she said she feels her vote counts, she feels her tax money does not now go to issues like homosexual rights or even wasted on liberal agendas.

We’ll be going out later to vote and know our votes will be hel;ping to defeat the new Dem party called the socialist party.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 6:40:31 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Maceman
Even though Brown disgusts me, I am hoping he beats the reprehensible Elizabeth Warren.

Scott Brown is clearly very far from perfect.But if you look at his voting record you'll see that he votes with the GOP a good portion of the time whereas,as you and I *both* know,Liawatha,if elected,would be at Dirty Harry's feet 24/7/365.

45 posted on 11/06/2012 6:42:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: CWW
There was a line at my polling place in Warren County--for the first time in the three years I have voted there. I waited in line for 15 minutes, while usually I breeze in, go straight to the desk, and get my ballot. I didn't ask who anyone else was voting for, and no one else asked me, but I saw quite a few Romney-Ryan stickers on cars in the lots.

I'm feeling like some Chick-fil-A for lunch.

46 posted on 11/06/2012 6:44:18 AM PST by MissNomer
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To: CWW

Just got done voting in our precinct. There was a line of cars going into the parking lot. I had to wait aboiut 15 minutes to get a voting booth and again to cast my ballot through the scanner. Saw a lot of Romney/Ryan bumper stickers. Didn’t see any 0bama. In 2008, I waited 45 minutes to vote.

Heavy, heavy dem area...Cuyahoga County.


47 posted on 11/06/2012 6:44:27 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Scott Brown is clearly very far from perfect.But if you look at his voting record you'll see that he votes with the GOP a good portion of the time whereas,as you and I *both* know,Liawatha,if elected,would be at Dirty Harry's feet 24/7/365.

Yes, I know that. That's why I bothered to vote.

48 posted on 11/06/2012 6:45:54 AM PST by Maceman
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To: CWW

Voted around 8:45 in portage and line was still steady the poll workers said it was starting to slow down finally and were joking about bathroom breaks. 15 minute wait where before I would have just walked right in area leans conservative. took my daughter with me and then headed to kent for an errand - color me shocked right in the middle of downtown was a chair with a Romney sign in what I would have always considered a hard lib central with the college and all.... Think it bodes well.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 6:48:11 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: ohioman

YES. Enthusiasm is on the side of the CHALLENGER in this election. Long lines outside of corrupt city centers is great news.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 6:49:32 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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