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Old 11-02-2004, 02:34 PM   #211
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I waited in line for 2 and a half hours....can anyone beat that?
I hope that the weather was favorable for you.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:42 PM   #212
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I only had a 45 min wait time this morning.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:43 PM   #213
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I hope that the weather was favorable for you.

Actually it was raining.... I would have ran through a shower of bullets if I had to though.....but I will tell you this much-- I was wishing I had my U2 iPod while I stood in line for those 2.5 hours!
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:49 PM   #214
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We walked in and went right to the voting booth. We picked a good time, I guess. I know it looks like a madhouse where we voted now.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:56 PM   #215
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Wow. I'm so glad so many people seem to be showing up.

Everyone I know here in Australia has their fingers crossed for Kerry. It's 10am Wednesday here, I work for a huge corporate company, all anyone here is talking about is the US election, just waiting for some results.
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Old 11-02-2004, 02:59 PM   #216
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I think I speak for a great many FYMers, Republican and Democrat, when I say... "Lord, please let it not be close."
I don't mind close elections, except when I'm watching the returns and it's a damn nail-biter for awhile. Over the long haul it's not bad because a narrow victory keeps the winner on his/her toes, so to speak. The winner of this election must unite a pretty divided electorate, and it's going to be a tough call. When FDR won his landslide in 1936 he went a bit berserk and tried to "pack" the Supreme Court. This blew up in his face.
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Old 11-02-2004, 03:19 PM   #217
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I don't mind close elections, except when I'm watching the returns and it's a damn nail-biter for awhile. Over the long haul it's not bad because a narrow victory keeps the winner on his/her toes, so to speak. The winner of this election must unite a pretty divided electorate, and it's going to be a tough call. When FDR won his landslide in 1936 he went a bit berserk and tried to "pack" the Supreme Court. This blew up in his face.
Chris Wallace was on the Daily Show and said something about how interesting this election is. At a time when we are so wired, so connected, there is so much information out there -- blogs, polls, etc. -- and yet no one has any idea how tonight will go. Well I sort of know...I'll be drinking.
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Old 11-02-2004, 03:21 PM   #218
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It's really great to see that so many people are voting. No matter what the result is, high turn-out for an election anywhere is a great thing.

I have to say, however, that I'm a bit appalled to see how long people have to wait for. Elections in Canada and Québec usually have between 60% and 70% participation rate, and I've never waited more than 10 minutes to vote, and never saw such big lines anywhere.

Is it because the turn-out is so much higher than exptected? Shouldn't the people organizing the elections planned more voting booths and all?

At the same time, I can imagine that it must have been exciting to see all those people showing up to vote. A little bit like waiting in line for a U2 concert is really not that bad, since everyone knows it's worth it...

I hope not too many people will have been discouraged by the long lines, however.
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Old 11-02-2004, 03:30 PM   #219
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Is it because the turn-out is so much higher than exptected?
Yes, in some places more machines needed to be brought in because despite the expected voter turnout...the amount of people that actually did show up was much much more than expected.
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Wow, I didn't have any wait at all this morning. 8:45AM I walked into my presienct(sp?), had one person in front of me, and was done and out of there in about 5 minutes.
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Europe is very curious.
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:02 PM   #222
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as posted on dailykos.com:

6 pm exit polls

Kerry Bush

PA 53 46
FL 51 49
NC 48 52
OH 51 49
MO 46 54
AR 47 53
MI 51 47
NM 50 49
LA 43 56
CO 48 51
AZ 45 55
MN 54 44
WI 52 47
IA 49 49
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i waited for 2 minutes
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:07 PM   #224
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Well, here it goes! Looks like Bush is ahead so far.
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:12 PM   #225
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That's true, but the only states projected at this time are Indiana, Kentucky, and Georgia for Bush, and Vermont for Kerry.

No projections have been done yet for Virginia or South Carolina.
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