VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

I have said everything else there is to say this morning. Go vote.

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41 Responses to VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

  1. vamd says:

    Hope this bodes well. I always vote at 0600 when the polls open in Virginia. longest line I’ve seen for a presidential election by far in my safely conservative area. BTW, the democrat people with their sample ballots refused to obey the sign requiring they be a certain distance from the voting location. they got grief for it from the people in line and continued to act like asses anyway. no one was taking their sample ballot sheets. Feeling hopeful here.

  2. RUDE JUDE says:

    Democrats are such asses!!! Pun intended too.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I just voted. It is raining and there is a line. This is in a small township in rural Iowa.

      One thing I noticed that was different, was that there was a pretty good line for same day voter registration. I have never seen that before.

      The next thing was they listed me as an inactive voter. I had to show a photo ID. That is strange since I haven’t moved and I never miss an election. Not that it matters. Everyone should have to show an ID.

      I don’t know what it all means, make of it what you will.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        There was another thing that was different. There was a deputy sheriff hanging around. I have never seen that before at my voting place.

  3. btdt says:

    Voted right at 7:00 a.m. Got there at 6:30 to avoid a line. Had to fill out voting form, present it to another person and then scanned my drivers license which then produced an ID tag that was afixed to my voting form before I could vote. Pretty slick if you ask me and one way to assure there was no voter fraud.

  4. notamobster says:

    Same here BTDT. You live in Michigan?

    My voting is done in a 150 year old church, at a crossroads in some corn fields. The place was packed like a revival tent!

    Michigan requires ID from everyone! I hand them my license and they swipe it into a computer. Then, they give me my ballot.

    Our ballots require us to use a black marker to complete an arrow which points to our selected candidate.

    I have to say that I was tempted to swipe my black marker across the arrow for “Barack Obama” on my ballot. I let out an audible laugh at the absurdity of such a thing, then handled my business!

  5. DarthJay says:

    Voting?! Is the election today?! :)

  6. RUDE JUDE says:

    There was a pretty long line at the hospital where I voted this morning. Got there about 6:20 and headed to work at 6:45. The line moved fast, plenty of voting machines, and everyone was very well behaved. But then again, I live in Johnson County, IN. We are pretty much all conservative and peaceful peeps here.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      At the polling place this morning, I saw five people I know. All of them were there to vote for Romney.

      One of them was my son.

  7. Greg B says:

    Nine hours and counting before I can get to the polls.
    I’ll of course be checking my phone for info about every five minutes.
    And no, it ain’t obamaphone.

  8. Uke says:

    Got in line at 6:50, got in right when it opened, got out of there by 7:08. Had to show my ID (though we can sign an affidavit affirming we are who we say we are if we don’t have ID; I don’t like that, but meh).

    Lots of people waiting to get into the old town hall at 7, about 50 by the time it opened. Very small rural NH town.

    Doing my part to cancel out the votes of my shitty demographic, one vote at a time! :P

  9. James says:

    I voted early.
    Voted against the anti-Christ of course.
    Voted against any measure that increased spending, gave more power to government, special interests, or transferred power from a local level and concentrated it to a higher level.

    There were 57 voting items, 45 of which required decisions (some Democrats judges ran unopposed.) I spent 5 hours of research on all issues, and all candidates, Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian. Even the school board.

    If a Republican was running against a Libertarian with no Democrat in the race, and the Libertarian candidate was good, I voted Libertarian.

    I only voted for one Democrat. A retired petroleum engineer for Texas railroad commissioner. He’s claiming industry is not cementing oil and gas well casings properly, and there’s a lot of groundwater contamination. One proper role of government is property rights, and this is a tragedy of the commons problem. The other railroad commissioner I voted for is Republican, and will fight against the Feds. So it’s a good combination.

    Local level positions are very important, requiring research. We don’t talk about that much.

  10. Rockheim says:

    Done done and done.. Large turnout for our little rural polling place.. Glad I moved to Indiana from the Peoples Republic of Madiganistan and Chicago.. My vote actually means something now!!

  11. AW Mens says:

    Long line at 6:50 am at my polling place in Iowa. It was raining so they let us stand in the church hallway (folks in Iowa are nice). I volunteered my photo ID at the table and the precinct worker looked at me (knowingly) and said “thank you very much”.
    Side story.
    Had my annual physical yesterday. When processing my paperwork on the way out I asked about what I owed for a deductible. The nurse said “nothing…..it’s preventative care….but enjoy it while you can”.
    I simply said “I hope you’re right…I’ll gladly pay my deductible for all services I receive from you”.
    I’m hopeful this morning.

  12. Lai says:

    I voted at a NH elementary school and the place was packed. However, things were organized in such a way that I was out in less than 15 minutes.

  13. Burd Dog says:

    Polls opened at 7:00 in Fort Worth. Lines were way out the door by 7:30 at the little Methodist church in my neoghborhood. Great to see a solid turnout and a very cool experience for me to take my son and explain this grand responsibility to him!

  14. DarthJay says:

    I voted early last Friday. Got there at 5:30 p.m. and waited in line until 6:45 p.m. before I got to a booth. A good turnout and lots of nice people. I seriously doubt, though, that Obama has much of a presence (or chance) in Flower Mound, Texas (apart from my neighbor 2 doors down with Obama signs all over his yard and cars).

    Stuck up conversations with those in line near me and it was hard was not straight up asking who they were voting for — comments made it obvious, though, that it was Romney all the way.

  15. Diesel says:

    Voted at 8:00am after the initial rush in St. Louis county MO. In and out in 30 minutes. They always check my photo ID which I appreciate. Yes, I voted for Todd Akin any other would be a vote for Harry Reid. Aside from his stupid misspeak he is a good and honorable man.
    Pray for our Republic.

  16. rider says:

    Wife & I went this morning, being one of the unemployed makes it easier…hmm that should translate into 23 million votes for Romney. I continued my lifelong voting tradition of being informed and voting a split ticket. One thing I like about our polling place, is that as we live in the county, it is in a small town – almost a village and there is never a line. Well today as we pulled in the parking lot – it was packed! For the first time in my life of voting, started way back when the machines were mechanical with all the levers, I had to wait to vote. Interesting, I hope this bodes well for the country and not so much for Oops. (Sorry I cannot even type the name without losing my breakfast.)

    To nota, MadBrad, R.D. and everyone else…this is one of my must read every day sites. The material and intelligence on this website is a breath of fresh air – thanks guys.

  17. notamobster says:

    Oh, I forgot… When I sat to fill out my ballot request (name, address, etc) and wait for them to swipe my DL & assign their digital signature to my ballot, the (very) nice old lady across from me politely asked me to remove my Michigan Republican Party button before voting.

    I told her that I had simply forgotten about it, and apologized. Everyone was super-friendly. I love rural America.

  18. DarthJay says:

    And it begins…

    REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama. A female voter in line objected. The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face. Police came to arrest her and she smacked the cop.

    Developing…

  19. notamobster says:

    Thanks Rider!

  20. DarthJay says:

    To nota, MadBrad, R.D. and everyone else…this is one of my must read every day sites. The material and intelligence on this website is a breath of fresh air – thanks guys.

    True dat.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I just drove past the Republican Party of Iowa headquarters in Des Moines. Some of the Romney signs out front had been vandalized last night. It looks like the Republicans are just leaving him there burned and destroyed. As well they should…

  21. fubar says:

    mr. fubar and I just voted. we were #87 and 88 out of 327 registered voters in our rural PA boro.

  22. MadBrad says:

    As a convicted Felon, I am legally precluded from voting. That doesn’t mean that I can’t vote. I’m still on the voter rolls here and have my voter registration card. I considered voting in this election but 3-1/2 years in Prison, $30,000 fine or both doesn’t seem very appealing to me. Our Attorney General here seems pretty intent on prosecuting voter fraud. Beyond that, if my fellow citizens STILL don’t get it, I don’t see how putting myself in legal jeopardy by casting my vote is going to be of much help.

    I DO have a story from a registered Caucasian Democrat who voted yesterday. You will see why I must mention race as you read the story.

    (Paraphrasing)

    I got down to my polling place yesterday afternoon. There were black folks in the line in front of me and behind me, as well as a black lady sitting at a desk at the front door who was in charge of letting people into the polling place. She was sitting there with a couple of kids who looked to be her Grandchildren. When I got to the door she acted as if she was shuffling papers. She was looking down when I got there and acted as if she was talking to herself, saying “I sure hope people are going to give the President a chance here”. She didn’t have anything to say as the other folks in line passed her.

    I got inside and saw that most of the people working the polling place were also black. They took their time getting to me. I handed the lady who was checking IDs my Drivers License and Voter Registration Card. She swiped my license through the card reader then looked at my Voter Registration Card, then looked up at me with a big smile and said “Oh, you’re a Democrat? Follow me”. She acted like she was finally moving with a purpose, gave me a ballot and escorted me to a voting booth.

    Then I voted STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN, right down the line.

    The gentleman I speak of comes from a lifelong Democrat / Dixiecrat family. He is in the process of becoming a small business owner. He understands what an Obama re-election will mean but he also understood what was at stake in 2008, when he voted for John McCain.

  23. locke n load says:

    I voted two weeks ago and stood in line 30 minutes, made me proud. At least 50 people in line as I got there and when I left. Polworkers said it had been that way from the beginning and nobody expected it to lessen b4 today.
    James, we didn’t have half the measures you did down in Austin but then yer area is chock full of ex-pat californians. It must be in their blood to clutter ballots,lol

  24. btdt says:

    Nope, live in Iowa Notamobster

  25. Roy Ryder says:

    My voting in Colorado went smoothly. One fellow ahead of me required help as he had a visual handicap, and that slowed things down just a hair, but I was glad to see that he wasn’t made to feel embarrassed or had difficulty getting assistance.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Rush Limbaugh says that early voting turnout in Obama Biden counties in Ohio is way down this year. On the other hand, early voting in McCain counties in Ohio is up 14 percent this year.

      If true, that is a very very good sign.

  26. DocO says:

    I showed up at my polling place at 11AM and waited about 30 minutes. I live in the People’s Republic of Ann Arbor Michigan.

    I think voter turnout is running higher than usual which may or may not be a good sign since I live in one of the few marginally conservative wards. We’ll see.

  27. notamobster says:

    DocO – You’re only and hour-and-a-half away! If you ever make the drive up 127, let me know. I’d like to buy you a cup of coffee.

  28. Locke n Load says:

    Ann Arbor? Conservative??
    Didn’t I tell you to walk AWAY from the medicine cabinet?

    hehehe

  29. Locke n Load says:

    ok, that crazy broad is giving me the evil eye when she catches a glance of me. She even changed her shirt…now wearing a “if the 99% vote, the 1% won’t matter” t-shirt.
    Charming
    She’s easily in her 60′s, has the militant bitch haircut, and clearly despises me for questioning her claim that the NBP are republican ‘plants’.
    This broad is a true believer, ugly as they come.
    Lets hope she gets the day off tomorrow, she’d be absolutely unbearable to anyone who looks remotely sane (republican)

    Side note, she’s a great lesson in why its so damned important to speak respectfully to the opposition. Her demeanor is SO offputting as to freak people out if they try and engage her. She’ll win no converts that way.

    Never act like a turd when making your case, you’ll NEVER get a person to listen.

  30. DocO says:

    Notamobster,

    I’ll definitely take you up on that cup of coffee offer someday.

    Likewise, if you end up coming down US23 just get off the Plymouth Road exit.

    There’s a Big Boy right off the exit as you head in to town. Hell, I’ll even pop for a Slim Jim (no fries though).

  31. sortahwitte says:

    Mrs. witte and I voted yesterday. No problems at the courthouse in the basement. They took my voter ID, compared it to the computer and gave me a ballot. Once again, no expectation of any Oklahoma county going for ovomit. And I did vote a straight repub ticket. First time for me.

    Also, in OK, we vote to retain state supreme court judges and district judges. I had my self-made list. Seven out ten got the thumbs down from me. Big deal. They will be approved, but not without dissent.

  32. R.D. Walker says:

    The Real Revo Decision Desk is now able to project that Oklahoma will go to Mitt Romney. To repeat, Oklahoma’s electoral votes will go to Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan.

  33. Uke says:

    Gentlemen… I don’t know how to break this to you, but… I just received devastating news.

    We just lost Massachusetts.

    I’m not sure ill be able to console myself. Think we should pack it in.

  34. R.D. Walker says:

    I hope that doesn’t mean the Indian squaw won.

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    NW Iowa GOP reportedly turning out at “historic levels” per Romney adviser.

  36. Bman says:

    I voted at 4:30. I was chuckling a tad when the guy who gave me the ballot explained to me how to make sure and completely darken the oval next to the candidates name. As he was explaining this, he was pointing to a “random” oval on the ballot. It happened to be Obama’s name. Weird.

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