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here we are [Nov. 4th, 2008|06:37 am]
Arrived before the 6;30 opening time to a line a block long. I am as excited about the prospective turnout as the reults.

Well, almost. ;-)

[User Picture]From: butterandjelly
2008-11-04 11:42 am (UTC)
and now I recall why I voted absentee :)

don't forget to get your free donut, ice cream, and coffee!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 12:18 pm (UTC)
After my free nap. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw the people standing in lines 4 blocks long on Sunday here. Whereas I was in and out in less than half an hour, thanks to staggering out of bed at 6am.
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[User Picture]From: bezman
2008-11-04 03:21 pm (UTC)
Scarily, I don't know if this is true or not.

Is the USA really bribing folk to vote, now?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 03:35 pm (UTC)
Not "the US," but individual businesses such as Starbucks, Ben and Jerry's and Krispy Kreme are giving away goodies for the mere act of voting. I regard it as a healthy advertising scheme, building good, etc.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2008-11-04 01:25 pm (UTC)
No lines at our polling station to speak of - in and out in 15 minutes. I wonder if there were a lot of absentee voters in our voting district. I didn't listen to the state Democratic Committee's robo-call, which told me to lie to the state election board so I could vote early.

November 4 worked for me, lines or no lines...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 03:18 pm (UTC)
Absentee always makes me nervous, which is why I am at the polls if I am present. And even with the lines, we had ballots in hand within 15 minutes.
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[User Picture]From: sunfell
2008-11-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
They went on and on about your 'battleground state' this morning on NPR.

Nobody considers Arkansas a battleground state. Obama didn't even come see us.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 03:28 pm (UTC)
Well, now, if you can shock us all by going for Obama, I bet they won't ignore you again!

I felt the same way back when I lived in Alaska - something like 2 electoral votes, and no surprises. No one paid any attention to us. It honestly is kind of exciting to be in a swing state!
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[User Picture]From: pachamama
2008-11-04 03:04 pm (UTC)
pollster.com this morning switched Ohio from "lean Obama" to "toss up" -- how I wish I weren't thousands of miles away and could do something more! I hope you are motivating as many people as you can to vote in your fine state!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-11-04 03:33 pm (UTC)
Believe me, the get-out-the-vote effort here has been huge. I have encouraged everyone I know to get out there. My fingers are crossed.....
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2008-11-05 12:32 am (UTC)
I find that voting mid-morning or mid afternoon has the shortest lines. The longest are people trying tpo vote before or after work.

ALL my kids voted today, including the one who just registered last month! Makes me proud!!
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