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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:37 PM
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How many here, will not be watching *ANY* news channels Tuesday?
Besides me?

The results won't be known until 2 or 3 in the morning on Wednesday anyway, so all that will be on, is political commentators blathering at each other.

Yes, including Rachel and Keith.
Last election both of them looked bored half to death.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:39 PM
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1. Here, here. I'm going to watch the tivo'd
Rally until my eyes fall out. While doing that I'll clean out my closet and the bedroom. I will be a happy camper all day. :) :bounce:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:43 PM
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2. The results will start around 7:05 EDT when the first polls close.
Only the presidential outcome is held until late and this isn't a presidential year.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:47 PM
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3. thank goodness for the food network
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:47 PM
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4. Towers of Midnight (Book 13 in the Wheel of Time) is on the shelves Tuesday.
I probably won't know anything about the elections for 3 or 4 days after.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:48 PM
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5. Me. No TV service.
..I'll also try to avoid early returns online.

I don't care who is ahead with 10% of the vote counted.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:49 PM
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6. I'll be monitoring the DU threads for returns
No nonstop talking head blathering/Republican cheerleading/Dem doubting from the "news" channels for me!
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:49 PM
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7. I stopped watching the "news" years ago.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:58 PM
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8. Why? Is something going on on Tues that will be on the news?
I'm ignoring the news the next few days. I am tired of predictions and will just wait and see what happens.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 12:08 AM
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9. Not me. I'm Election Officer for a big precinct here. I expect a long, busy day.
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 12:09 AM by SharonAnn
I spoke up about improper procedures and unqualified election workers 10 years ago. So, they asked me if I would work elections and help them out. I felt that I should "put my money where my mouth was" and agreed to do it.

I've worked every election day since then, and sometimes Early Voting days also. It's not my favorite work, frankly, and it's a long hard day. And some disgruntled voters aren't much fun to deal with. But I've been successful in getting our workers and my precincts organized, following proper procedures, and I don't get intimidated. Oh, and I practice "patience" all day and try to not take things personally.

The people I work with now are great and we're all committed to fair elections. We just try to make sure that this partisan stuff doesn't get in the way of doing a good job.

So, I miss all the excitement because I'm there until the polls close and then have to take the "ballot box" and the electronic machines to the Election Office after the polls close.

I make the effort because I believe that this is my democracy, too, and it's my responsibility to participate where it's appropriate.

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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:39 AM
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20. I was the Poll Worker Training Coordinator for the Orange County Registrar of Voters, LONG DAY.
Election days were the culmination of everything we worked for, and they were not only hectic; they were long, frustrating, and the REAL hard work ended sometimes 22 hours after the day started.

Because I was in charge of training upwards of 6,000 poll workers in Orange County, I was put in charge of the Poll Worker Help Line on election days. The reasoning was hey, I wrote the training materials, hired the trainers and trained 'em to train others, so my trainers and I should be there on the phone bank if they had any problems during the day. So on election day we manned the phone bank starting at 5 a.m. and stayed there until about 9 p.m., when they were finally finished wrapping up operations.

After that, we'd hustle our asses downstairs, and help receive the returning ballot boxes and JBC's, which were the control units for the network of voting machines. We received stuff from over 1100 polling places in the matter of a couple hours, and it was an "all hands on deck" evolution.

I miss it though, kinda. There was a sense of pride that I'd not encountered in a workplace since I served in the Navy.

I would add that during my first election as a trainer, the phone bank answered upwards of 16,000 trouble calls. My last election as the Training Coordinator, after hiring and training the trainers, we took less than 5,000.

Facilitating democracy is an awesome job, and an awesome responsibility. I wish more people would get involved in operating polling places. At the end of the day, there's a sense of satisfaction and a sense that you've been a part of something MUCH larger than yourself.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 12:17 AM
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10. hand raised
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 12:28 AM
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11. Da.
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 12:32 AM
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12. Gotta admit, I will be glued to the TV...
I'm a political junkie. I will be watching ALL the networks and news channels. If we start doing much better than predicted, I will watch Fox just to watch them squirm. If the night doesn't go well, I will leave it mostly on MSNBC but check in on CNN now and again.

I will also be reading DU the whole time.

Even if we generally don't do well, my heart is still with many candidates that I really like. I can pull for each one of them to make it through.

I'm viewing it as sporting event where the other team starts with a huge advantage. I expect we are going to get beat, but there will still be lots of moral victories and people to cheer for.

I dread it in a way, but I do love electoral politics.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 12:40 AM
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13. I have class Tuesday night, so.....
I won't be home till MUCH later, long after all the polls close.

Then, I'll turn into the political junkie that I truly am!

:bounce: :bounce:
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raven42 Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:07 AM
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14. I think I'll watch FSTV on Tuesday night
They're supposed to be having election coverage. I'm sure it will pale in comparison to the MSM in terms of all the high-tech graphics, etc., but at least I won't have to listen to any of the republican talking-heads. I'm sure they'll be all over the place on the networks.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:11 AM
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15. What's FSTV? Never heard of it...
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raven42 Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:20 AM
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18. Free Speech TV
It's on Dish Network, and I believe it's also on Direct TV. It features news and programming from a liberal/progressive perspective. I actually found out about it on this site. Never even knew it was on until then.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:38 AM
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19. Thanks!
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:16 AM
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16. I voted already. Watching the news obsessively will not change the outcome one way or the other.
I'd rather watch reruns of I Love Lucy or The Honeymooners, since Tuesday's a day off for the World Series.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:17 AM
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17. I will in the evening. I'm traveling all day and in meetings in the early
evening. I'll flip it on by 10 p.m. or so and see how things are going.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:44 AM
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21. I only have over the air channels, but will be watching the NBC affiliate.
Coverage starts at 9, earlier than any other ota channel. Haven't seen Keith or Matthews or Maddow in ages. I'll definitely be watching. And keeping tabs on the web. The web. God, I love the web.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 01:54 AM
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22. I'll be glued to the TV all day
I'm a real election junkie. :-)
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 02:01 AM
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23. Depends if the online MSNBC stream is up
If it is I will definitely be listening to MSNBC, if not I dont really care about the others.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 02:05 AM
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24. The Bloodbath Will Be Televised
they've already told us the outcome, why watch?

Dems are going to lose every race in every state, city, county.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 02:13 AM
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25. If I'm home alone, I won't watch....but, I'm thinking of going over
to some friend's house and watch with them. I haven't decided yet....
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:11 AM
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26. can't. will be working the polls well past 9pm.
after that, i'll be too tired from a 15+ hour shift to stay up and care.

go out and exercise your enfranchisement, people! :hi:
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:13 AM
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27. Me! Luckily I'm on a well-deserved vacation in Hawaii and I'm thrilled that you guys
will probably be asleep (on the east coast) so I won't have to watch anything!! :)
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:56 AM
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28. I'm not watching ANY NEWS between now and early Wednesday AM...
I have had more than enough political ads and manipulative media bullshit, and I have recorded many hours worth of movies and musical shows to get me through till after the election.
We will vote early Tuesday morning, then have a relatively busy day.

The only thing I am going to watch till after midnight Tuesday is the weather forecast-I have also had more than enough of Chris Matthews and his assholish opinions and self aggrandizing arrogance.
I no longer watch any of his programs, and don't care to watch him at all any more.

mark
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 05:31 AM
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29. I'll be watching the world series of poker.....the final table
of 9 will be announced.....yeeehaaa.....no return watching for me.
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 06:36 AM
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30. Only when I get to the post-election party after the polls close.
There will be more than enough news on then.

Of course while I'm at the polls, I'm sure I'll hear from the r's anything they heard on the radio that they think sounds good for them.
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clyrc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 06:45 AM
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31. I won't really find out until Wednesday afternoon, anyway
but I imagine I will spend some time watching the television, but more time on DU.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 06:51 AM
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32. Don't own a TV so I won't be watching.. n/t
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