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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

Good news re: Virginia

My buddy is a lawyer in Northern VA and is part of the Dem team monitoring polls in NOVA. Says turnout is "massive!"

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Reply Good news re: Virginia (Original post)
madguy Nov 2012 OP
JiminyJominy Nov 2012 #1
Kurska Nov 2012 #4
MADem Nov 2012 #68
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #5
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #10
spooky3 Nov 2012 #46
JRLeft Nov 2012 #2
2theleft Nov 2012 #3
femrap Nov 2012 #27
ChimpersMcSmirkers Nov 2012 #44
femrap Nov 2012 #67
DarthDem Nov 2012 #71
femrap Nov 2012 #72
Tippy Nov 2012 #6
forestpath Nov 2012 #7
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #14
forestpath Nov 2012 #33
calimary Nov 2012 #50
forestpath Nov 2012 #56
Arneoker Nov 2012 #64
calico1 Nov 2012 #8
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #9
OldManTarHeel Nov 2012 #11
gkhouston Nov 2012 #13
OldManTarHeel Nov 2012 #38
calimary Nov 2012 #52
zebe83 Nov 2012 #12
calimary Nov 2012 #53
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #15
libodem Nov 2012 #41
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #16
calimary Nov 2012 #54
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #73
Dubster Nov 2012 #17
shawn703 Nov 2012 #18
femrap Nov 2012 #28
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #30
SingleSeatBiggerMeat Nov 2012 #19
Setsuna1972 Nov 2012 #66
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #20
JRLeft Nov 2012 #23
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #24
RichGirl Nov 2012 #21
DCBob Nov 2012 #22
blazeKing Nov 2012 #25
spooky3 Nov 2012 #47
Change Happens Nov 2012 #26
ChimpersMcSmirkers Nov 2012 #51
ChangeUp106 Nov 2012 #29
libodem Nov 2012 #43
calimary Nov 2012 #58
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #31
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #32
CoffeeCat Nov 2012 #34
Justice4All1 Nov 2012 #36
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #35
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #37
wysi Nov 2012 #39
ajk2821 Nov 2012 #40
spooky3 Nov 2012 #49
calimary Nov 2012 #59
OldManTarHeel Nov 2012 #42
libodem Nov 2012 #45
calimary Nov 2012 #60
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #48
virgdem Nov 2012 #55
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #57
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #61
quakerboy Nov 2012 #62
speedoo Nov 2012 #63
Alleycat Nov 2012 #65
freedom fighter jh Nov 2012 #69
bhunt70 Nov 2012 #70

Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. Ya

but is it massive pro Obama or massive "pro lets get the black socialist" outa office?

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Response to JiminyJominy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

4. NOVA is mostly blue. n/y

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Response to Kurska (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:50 PM

68. You got fightin' Jim Moran as the Congo rep in that neck o'the woods...

And he's as blue as they come!

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Response to JiminyJominy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

5. Northern Virginia

strong Dem in VA, as I understand it.

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Response to JiminyJominy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. NOVA is blue and getting bluer.

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Response to JiminyJominy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:45 PM

46. close-in suburbs are very blue; farther out suburbs are purplish to red

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. This what I want to hear.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

3. That is EXCELLENT NEWS!!

And remember, don't freak about VA votes until the Northern Virginia numbers start coming in. You will get a rush of smaller red counties coming in first. Take deep breaths and wait.

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:00 PM

27. I was watching MSNBC

 

the other day, and the pollster dude said to watch the 2 counties outside of Alexandria and Fairfax....now I can't remember the names....was one Richmond and the other Madison??? Well the 2 to the west that border Alex and Fair.

He said those 2 could determine how the entire state will go.

For Ohio, it was Hamilton (Cincy) to watch.

For FL, it was the county that Tampa is in.

I can't remember anymore....Iowa might have been Des Moines.

I should have written them down. poop.

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Response to femrap (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:43 PM

44. Probably Loudoun and Prince William.

I use to work for both of them!

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Response to ChimpersMcSmirkers (Reply #44)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:43 PM

67. Thank you!! nt

 

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Response to femrap (Reply #67)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:56 PM

71. You Got Them Right

I saw it from Fred Yang on Ed Show last night. Hillsborough, where Tampa is, Hamilton in Ohio, and as the previous poster said, Loudoun and PW Counties in Virginia. Good results for Obama in these areas would be very, very good signs.

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Response to DarthDem (Reply #71)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:05 PM

72. Thanks for the

 

memory help. I never remember where I see things...so I can never get a link and then no one believes me. Yes, Fred Yang. It was very informative.

I would love to have Nate Silverman show us how he does his probabilities....he said he uses 'dovetailing' as a technique...whatever that is.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

6. Great news...

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

7. I live in Fairfax Co. Thank you!!!!

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

14. Hey, neighbor, me too! I'm in Vienna.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:11 PM

33. Hey! Springfield....

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:51 PM

50. Welcome to DU, forestpath!

Great to have you here. What a day. I'm a wreck. Let's all buoy each other up! And WIN THIS THING!!!!!


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Response to calimary (Reply #50)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:59 PM

56. Thank you :)

 

And we will!!!!!

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Response to forestpath (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:24 PM

64. Another Hi from Vienna!

For those who know NoVa I voted at Luther Jackson Middle School, on Gallows Road near 50. I went there at 10:20 and waited 50 minutes before I could get out. Guys from my office (one lives in Prince William) said the turnout was heavy.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:41 PM

8. You mean Communist VA?

Remember McCain's brother calling it that in 2008?

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

9. I voted at one school, then went to the one at which I teach. I have NEVER ...

seen lines like this in Northern Virginia, and I've lived here for most of my 61 years!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:42 PM

11. YesItIsTrue


I worked the polling station at Washington Mill Elem. today, and indeed the turnout has been real heavy .. I really like our chances of taking Virginia.

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Response to OldManTarHeel (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

13. Thanks for the info. Welcome to DU!

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:35 PM

38. Thanks For The Kind Words GKHouston ..


Very appreciated by me ... just hoping the Commonwealth stays blue in '12.


God Bless All ..

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Response to OldManTarHeel (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:53 PM

52. Welcome to DU, OldManTarHeel!

Good to have you with us! Thanks for the eye-witness update! I'm a wreck! Hopefully the Dark Siders will NOT prevail. Let's hunker down together and get through this! It's almost over.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

12. They just repeated this news on Martin Bashir show....

and they said it could be early night. Great job northern Viginia!!!

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Response to zebe83 (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:56 PM

53. Welcome to DU, zebe83!

So cool to see so many new DUers (and those who simply have low post-counts)! Glad you're here! Wouldn't that be amazing if it did turn out to be an early night because it was called decisively for Obama? Man. It would be neat to see a wave of blue start washing across the map, working its way from east to west!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

15. How's Cantor doing or rather, not doing?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:41 PM

41. That's what I care about, too

Oh, please vote him out!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

16. As long as the turnout favors us

Good news as long as it is for us.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:58 PM

54. Welcome to DU, Filibuster Harry!

I agree completely. Good news - as long as it's for US good guys! Today is making me nuts. I'll be so glad when it's over - gladder still if our President is reelected. Glad you're here! We'll all need each other to get through this evening...

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Response to calimary (Reply #54)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:36 PM

73. thank you

Just recently joined DU. Glad to be here and glad to chat with fellow DUers. Felt a little more relaxed last night after joining in conversation yesterday -- otherwise I would have been a nervous wreck. Very, Very happy today as we all are.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

17. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

18. This is true

I posted earlier that I have never had to wait more than 20 minutes to vote. Today I waited 2 hours!


Edit to add that there were a large number of minorities voting, which is great to see. White males like myself were definitely in the minority! Plus not many people were asking for the Republican sample ballot, and some poor reporter had a hard time finding someone he could interview to say why they were voting for Romney. Great signs all around.

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:04 PM

28. Too funny...

 

couldn't find a RobMe voter to interview!!!

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

30. +1 nt

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

19. I Can Absolutely Confirm This...

Took me 1.5 hours to vote and counted approximate 125 people behind me. Visited two other locations and they were mobbed at 2:30. Election Officer told me the wait was 2 hrs in the early morning and they were guessing the last vote wouldn't be until 830 (they tag the end of the line at 7). Said it was "much bigger than 08"

It was a pretty amazing visual.

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Response to SingleSeatBiggerMeat (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:32 PM

66. VERY heavy here in Portsmouth VA

It took me a good hour and 20 minutes to vote, and unlike past elections I didn't see the usual GOP poll watchers anywhere..

Now I find it REALLY unusual that Virginia is going to be called early..??!! Hmmmm.....

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

20. i voted around 1130 am in newport news

a largely minority precinct. no line but steady.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:50 PM

23. Newport News needs to be heavy.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:53 PM

24. if i remember 2008 right it was the same

i dont remember a line to vote there.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:48 PM

21. Affectionately referred to as....

The Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:50 PM

22. Heard the same thing on local radio.

This has to be good news.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:56 PM

25. Huge turnout

 

And let me tell you..the lines look at lot more like an Obama rally than a McRomney rally.

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:48 PM

47. that is the best sign of all!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

26. I think O won VA after the 3rd debate, focused on foreign policy!

Take that to the bank....

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Response to Change Happens (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:52 PM

51. Perhaps. I think he wins VA with women voters. The BS that the Gov. and Legislators pulled

with their vaginal probing and what not.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:06 PM

29. Saw it here first

Read the OP and then about 10 minutes later it's all over Twitter from the networks. Glad I found DU!

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:43 PM

43. Welcome

And glad you found us!

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Response to ChangeUp106 (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:00 PM

58. Welcome to DU, ChangeUp106!

So pleased you're here! DU is really just about the best political blog there is. I spend at least a little bit of every day here, and it has buoyed me up during the trainwreck times, both personal and political! It's a GREAT site!



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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

31. Excellent. C'mon Virginia, COME ON!

Make it a RELAXING evening for us!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:10 PM

32. K&R nt

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:26 PM

34. Virginia is so critical!!!!!

Come on Virginia!!!!

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #34)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:34 PM

36. Great news, knew we'd take VA

and we'll take OH, Fl too, in spite of their shenanigans.
They're trying some funny stuff in PA but so overwhelming Obama, they can't pull it off, but they'll try. Romney's a liar & a cheater.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:33 PM

35. Oh my. Transvaginal Bob is not going to like that one bit!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:34 PM

37. Virginia is for lovers!

Great news and please thank your buddy for us!

from L.A.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:37 PM

39. Awesome

My cousin and her family live in Manassas and are unrepentant teabaggers (she's spamming my facebook feed today). Glad to hear their votes are being cancelled out (mine already cancelled hers out, thankfully, but I'm registered in Charlottesville).

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:41 PM

40. Just my experience this morning

My family and I were voted this morning in Arlington, VA. The line was much longer than 2008 and appeared very Pres. Obama friendly (lots of cars in the lot with stickers and such). As we walked up to the school, a very irate GOP poll watcher was complaining to a neighborhood GOP person that the election officials made him take his notebook that was totally covered in R$/Lyin/NObama stickers outside. We waited in line (35 minutes) and were ready to vote. We noticed that the same GOP poll watcher was being told that he now had to take outside his very obvious GOP folder outside too. We stopped at the bake sale the school always has and the neighborhood GOP person said of the GOP poll watcher, "He is not from around here and is a bit of an a$$hole." I am hoping Virginia stays True Blue today.

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Response to ajk2821 (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:49 PM

49. Hi neighbor, welcome to DU and thanks for the report!

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Response to ajk2821 (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:04 PM

59. Welcome to DU, ajk2821!

Great to have you with us! Thanks for the eye-witness account! It's good to hear that these "True" the Vote assholes and weasely partisans are getting called out! Great thanks to the vigilant election officials with whom you're blessed, there!

Let's get this done and in the bank! For OBAMA!


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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:43 PM

42. A Big Dem Shoutout To All from a New Poster .......


BTW ... I forgot to add this to my first post, Republican Senator candidate George Allen votes at Washington Mill Elem. School here in Alexandria, he hung around for an hour and a half and then left, Wash DC's NBC channel 4 was there to film him in front of 200+ voters awaiting the 6 AM poll opening ...

Allen is an idiot and scumbag ..


Jus' saying what most of you prolly already know ..

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Response to OldManTarHeel (Reply #42)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:45 PM

45. Hi new poster

Glad you are with us.

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Response to OldManTarHeel (Reply #42)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:06 PM

60. Very much appreciate your in-person observations. Mr. Macaca is still trying to weasel back in!

Glad you're there to help stop him!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:48 PM

48. Need a huge turnout in the Tidewater area too

Virginia is sorta like Pennsylvania--blue on either side (end in VA's case) and Kentucky in the middle (sorry Kentuckians).

Also heard on MSNBC, that Fairfax Co. needs huge Dem turnout too.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #48)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:59 PM

55. In Hampton Roads...

the lines were longer than I can remember. I live in Virginia Beach, and voted at a local Middle School. I waited an hour to vote and that was in the middle of the afternoon at about 3:15pm. My husband waited 90 minutes this morning on the way to work and the line snaked out into the parking lot. My hope is that we win Virginia, Colorado and Iowa, so that we can counter the BS in Ohio and Florida.

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Response to virgdem (Reply #55)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:00 PM

57. Good to hear. When I lived in Norfolk during the Kerry campaign

there wasn't much waiting to do.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:17 PM

61. Massive is a promising sign for Dems.

 

Conservatives just plain don't like Romney.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:18 PM

62. Nope. Can't possibly be

Cause I was skipping through radio stations, and heard a gues on hannity talking about how turnout was down in Florida, Virginia, Ohio, particularly in democratic areas. And college kids were not showing up. Oh, except for white voters, where turnout was up.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:22 PM

63. Virginia polls close in 35 minutes (7 Eastern).

Fingers crossed!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:28 PM

65. Come on VA. I am counting on my fellow Barack voters!

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:52 PM

69. I live in Northern Virginia.

Where I vote (an elementary school) the line was very, very long this morning but it moved fast. When I got to the gym, where the voting takes place, I was given a choice: machines to the left, paper ballots to the right. The line for machines was about 30 people deep; there was no line for paper.

What were these people thinking, waiting in line to cast a vote that could easily be flipped?

I went to work and complained to my supervisor, who is progressive in her values but not immersed in politics. She explained that she always makes sure she votes on a computer, because someone could mess with a paper ballot! I responded by e-mailing her links to three pieces by Michael Collins detailing the problems with electronic voting machines.

We got to educate people about the hazards of voting on computers.

And I am grateful that Virginia provides the option of paper ballots.

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Response to madguy (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:56 PM

70. Checking in for Arlington

great turn out at the elementary school. Waited for 85 minutes at 6:15 am.

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