Skip to comments.Astoria, New York HUGE Voter Turnout, Very Long Lines!
Posted on 11/06/2012 1:20:12 PM PST by ezfindit
Heard from family members in Astoria, NY. They're seeing a HUGE turnout at the polls. Wait times of 45 minutes to 1.5 hrs or more in line.
These are the biggest lines they've EVER seen when voting (over 30 year span)! This is the kind of passion and enthusiasm we've seen from Romney voters, not the Obama "fear and revenge" crew.
It looks like New York may be in play after all. Keep praying America, keep praying!
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NY in play?? Me thinks not....But then again, it is the money capital of the world.
“New York may be in play after all.”
Nope. NY is NOT in play - only the most seriously deluded thinks Romney can carry it.
Its a lock for Obama, thanks to New York City!
I believe people are going to be pleasantly surprised tonight! Romney is going to win states that are not traditionally won by the GOP!
Well, I doubt it’s in play, but I think it bodes well for us nationwide. And hey, I’m in Cali, so I feel your pain and share your dream :)
No line in my voting place in a suburb of MN today. My suburb is rather purple—probably more blue than red.
There were probably about 5 old people voting and about 4 moms , and two guys dressed like deer hunters, when I was there.
WI and PA yes but not NY.
Isn’t going to happen this year.
Hard to tell if these people will actually be switching to Romney... We will see tonight. But Obama margin will definitely be way down from 2008.
In 2008, it was a pro-Obama frenzy. In 2012? None of that. Not a single pro-Obama sign, button or bumper sticker.
Daughter reported a 1.5 hour wait in Fairfax, VA early this morning.
Greeks and Italians HATE HATE HATE Obama.
I live in NYC area and know a lot of greeks, hard working people - hate obama.
Just wish we had a Ronald Reagan conservative instead of a Bob Dole country clubber on the ballot. Rep. Ryan as running mate makes it a bit more palatable, like Gov. Palin in 2008.
I’m down here in SE PA but I have family up in Astoria (though admittedly many more still in Greece).
Chik-Fil-A the Vote!
is FairFax red or blue?
I seriously doubt that New York is in play nationally because of NYC, but high turnout in other parts of the state can definitely help us add House seats!
That bird GIF gave me a literal LOL! Thanks!
because of all of the chaos around here in NY, Romney will come a lot closer that Republicans in the past but he won’t win NY - NJ may be another story.
I have posted the possibility that if the early returns seriously break to Romney and some key states get called early (fla,va,oh,wi,pa,nh) then a Romney win is a forgone conclusion. At that point it becomes STRICTLY an enthusiasm vote for the west. With this in mind ca,or,nv could definately come our way. We are working here in the east to do our part. California’s electorate would be a rather large cherry that provides a mandate and in turn SCARES anyone on the other side to death.
Romney >>>> Dole when it comes to the economy.
“Its a lock for Obama, thanks to New York City!”
But what may help Romney there is that many New Yorkers are probably very upset with the federal government due to lackluster assistance with Hurricane Sandy.
A lot of traditional areas that normally go Dem will be much closer then Obama would like. The enthusiasm is notably absent and they have had to campaign in traditionally safe states late in the game.
I’m in LIC (Queens) and I voted early too (R/R).... Long lines and definitely saw R/R voters (wearing buttons)....I knew some of them and never knew they were voting for Romney!!
I hope Wendy Long can pull off an upset.
There is no such article at the blog- this is pure blog pimping
Think Minnesota & Oregon!
I voted in Yonkers, NY this am at 6:30 and there were a llloooooottttttt of people there. I assume most are RR people since its mostly italo american nabe.
It’s in the blog’s comments section FWIW.
Now that’s gonna be awesome!
Just voted here in SoCal..you know this state is screwed up when you see Roseanne Barr on the ballot. My Mom who is a Democrat(But hasn’t voted Dem since Bill Clinton) voted for Romney..the place was practically empty..yeah I know its CA and it will go to Obama but I dont see the enthusiasm here for Obama, not ONE sign in my area..which I know is Democrat..I saw a car with an LOL bumper sticker on it with Obama’s logo in the middle of it it was awesome to see
i live in liberalsville, NY (new castle....home of the clintons) and i agree- NY is not in play but it may be an indicator of what’s going to happen in those “light blue” and “light red” states....here’s why...
four years ago my polling station was packed- you could not get into the parking lot and the lines were long- super long for this polling station as everyone was there to vote for obozo....
i voted the same time this morning (about 11AM)- it was empty...the parking lot at the entrance of the poll was half full...in and out in three minutes...
again- don’t think NY goes Romney yet if obama enthusiasm is down in an area where four years ago 8 of every ten cars had obama stickers, what’s it going to be like in a toss-up area??
the only thing that concerns me is how does the thread starter know Astoria, which is full of greeks, hispanics and latinos. is lining up to vote for Romney???
I think this is all over the country.
Just got off the phone with my father in South Bend, Ind. He said he’s never had to wait before but a 30 minute wait today.
His precinct generally runs 60/40 Republican.
Huge line in downtown manhattan broome st polling localtion. No doubt all liberal dems, though.
Yep. She was on the Florida ballot as well.
With Cindy Sheehan as her running mate.
“Greeks and Italians HATE HATE HATE Obama. I live in NYC area and know a lot of greeks, hard working people - hate obama.”
You’re absolutely right.
However, my Communist (greek) uncle in Chicago loves Obama, and so do my mother/sister.
Listening to them talk politics is like watching episodes of the Twilight Zone that were scrapped and never aired b/c they were “too far fetched.”
New York to Romney? Not much chance of that. But it might be closer than expected, assuming Governor Cuomo’s last minute attempt to help the Obama campaign doesn’t achieve the wanted results.
Anyhow, if Romney wins I’ll buy the state a drink!
What if Romney won popular vote in every state in the union, barrack-a-phobia runs rampant nationwide!
I’ve got family members out on Long Island casting their votes for RR and freedom.
New York has the same chance of being in play as Rosie O’donnell has of being skinny and voting Republican.
I am in Oregon and keeping my fingers crossed.... At the very least add to our count at the state level.
Chik-Fil-A - part two. Look out 0 bummer and dims.
Great news...my good friends in Astoria have changed their vote to Mitt after hearing about Benghazi on Greek TV! :)
NASTY!! Dogs would not pee on those 2