Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day -- So Far, So Good. (Or Maybe Not)


So I was at the local polls at 7:10 AM, and the line of voters snaked all around the building. It took me an hour to vote, and it usually takes five minutes. Town clerk is expecting 100% turnout of registered voters in this tiny village of 2,212. I was looking around the line to see who was coming out -- seemed like lots of golfers and construction workers. Hm.

Friend T in DC arrived at his polling place at 6:40 AM, and it took him an hour to vote. He said the mood was upbeat there.


We'll see.


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Update:

Hat-tip to Kvatch: Election Protection has received >50,000 calls as of 4:29 PM EST complaining of problems with voting in multiple states. See also OurVoteLive.

My favorite so far:

UPDATE (4:05 p.m.): Heather Smith of Rock the Vote reports that youth voters have received the following deceptive text message:

Due to long lines today, all Obama voters are asked to vote on Wednesday. Thank you for your cooperation.




Then there's this, out of sight, out of mind ballots for New englanders.

And from Hominid Views:

Probability of Obama winning 100.0%

Probability of McCain winning 0.0%

5 comments:

Kvatch said...

I'm getting a little worried--seeing reports of a large number of vote machine failures in key battleground states like Florida, Virgina, and Pennsylvania.

Here in California, anybody at the polls at closing time must be allowed to vote, but I know that's not the case in VA, and I suspect not in PA either. So massive turnout may not make up for irregularities.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Uh-oh.

ObamaTroll said...

As an Obama supporter, I would like to thank all of you for voting for Obama. This was your moment, and your vote made the difference. Hope has prevailed, and change is coming to America. And it's all thanks to you guys.

YES WE CAN!
YES WE DID!

Anonymous said...

The people of this country decided that their pocket books were more important than their freedoms and rights. You will see 'Green' taxes, a.k.a. 'carbon credits', that will take away more of your God given rights. You will see homosexuality rise to a level never seen before in this country. You will see taxes across the board that will negate your income, so as to hand it to others who do not want to do their fair share. This country will become a more Socialist based one. One in where 'political correctness' will silence all opposition. You will see God taken even further out of the process. Eventually you will see martial law. You will see the ultimate demise of this country and it's people.

Doom and destruction is just outside the door, and tonight Americans invited this doom inside... All based on money...

No Blood for Hubris said...

Bush's total moral bankruptcy and fiscal bankruptcy weren't enough for you, anon? Or didn't you notice them?