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HUGE Early Voting Line In Florida Today
Self | October 2012 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 10/27/2012 3:36:17 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

I went to vote via Early Voting at the local library here in Broward County Florida today as I had planned but the line was HUGE. I mean I saw cars from two blocks away parked on the street. I have never seen such a large crowd for early voting before.

Any ideas on what that means?

BTW, I decided not to vote today. Partly because I don't like to wait on long lines and also because I have had a really upset stomach the past few days to the extent that I was bedridden all day Thursday. Anyway, I'll do my early voting later in the week when the lines not so long.


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KEYWORDS: earlyvoting; florida
What was the early voting situation like in your area?
1 posted on 10/27/2012 3:36:24 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I would say it’s circumstantial evidence that Romney will do well. But I’m not an expert at this sort of stuff.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 3:39:29 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: PJ-Comix

Do you think all those people are waiting in line to vote for Obama ? Not a chance my friends......


3 posted on 10/27/2012 3:40:42 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: PJ-Comix

Get well.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 3:42:43 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: PJ-Comix

Brings to mind a july afternoon at Chik-fil-a. Obama is a bore and his own people are not in that 2008 messiah mode. Our side is outraged and would crawl over broken glass to vote against him.

That my take.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
Brings to mind a july afternoon at Chik-fil-a.

The local Chick-fil-a restaurant is just down the street from that library. It was the first food I ate after my Thursday problems with the stomach. Chicken sandwich.

6 posted on 10/27/2012 3:48:16 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

My liberal Dad who lives in Beverly Hills, FL and voted for obama last time around (he is fascinated with black culture) voted for Mitt early...I’m so proud.../sarc


7 posted on 10/27/2012 3:48:16 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: Col Frank Slade

there is also the possiblity of knowing which votes and computer systems to tamper with.

That is broward county, ground zero for bush v gore.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BreezyDog

It sounds like his fascination with the black culture wore off over these past 4 years.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 3:50:50 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: PJ-Comix

People can’t wait to get rid of obama.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: PJ-Comix

Calm in Tijeras NM, but we never feel the need to do anything because of hurricanes.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 3:56:08 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: PJ-Comix

Having a Bday party for grandsons. one young woman who never voted is voting for romney. told her i would drive her if needed. thats two. one who never voted n one who voted for O in 2008.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: PJ-Comix

First day of early voting here in west central Florida — longest line I’ve seen for first day. And folks looked like they were enjoying getting to the polls.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: PJ-Comix

The FL people have said vote early because there will be lines on election day lol
The fact is, early voting on Saturday, Sunday, any day, is VERY convenient! We are going tomorrow (Duval County).
R’s have mailed out at least 2 early vote reminders. The D’s went around early this morning and left a door hanger. we were sorry we missed them, we didn’t get a chance to have a “word” with them about their candidate :)


14 posted on 10/27/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: PJ-Comix; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Unfortunately, there were HUGE lines (I mean MASSIVE) at the two places I went to in Prince George’s County, Maryland today.

I say unfortunately, because, after all, it is PG County :(

The early voting place in College Park not only was jammed full, there was a rather long traffic jam to even get to the parking lot.

No parking, wife not able to walk far, we moved on.

The early voting place in Landover (located right next to Fedex Field) was even worse, but at least we could find parking. Since my wife is disabled (with a cane), we were able to bump the line...which, according to people we talked to on the way out, was over a 3 hour wait. Well over 1,000 people...literally...waiting in line to vote.

I believe this may have been partially in response to “Sandy” (which the news has been hyping for a week).

Let it suffice to say that, by appearance, my wife and I were likely the only Romney voters at that place.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: PJ-Comix

When I voted in Shelby County, TN last week, there was only one Obama voter in line. Four years ago it was 50/50.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: PJ-Comix

Same here in Pasco County. I got there about an hour after polls opened at the local library and there were a couple of hundred people in line. I’ve never seen so many people early voting. In the past, I’ve just walked right in and voted.

Lots of Blacks were in line also. Maybe they were the ones who escaped from the Democrat plantation.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 4:04:02 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m not from FL, but I read that they shortened early voting from 3 weeks in ‘08 to 1 week this year. Not hard to figure out that this will cause more lines.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 4:09:50 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: PJ-Comix

Same here...I arrived at 5 minutes to 7 and there was a line waiting to get in....unfortunately for me I had this dumb woman behind me spouting the bama lies about Romney, as dumb as a piece of wood, (no disrespect to wood)


19 posted on 10/27/2012 4:11:20 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 109ACS

Lots of Blacks were in line also. Maybe they were the ones who escaped from the Democrat plantation.

_________________

No they are the ones voting for Obama. blacks will not vote romney, they willl stay home.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 4:14:19 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Arthurio

True. Also, this year’s ballot is especially long.

When I deposited my two page ballot into the counting machine, initially, an error read: “ballot too long.” I agree, machine, I agree.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 4:15:09 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: PJ-Comix

I waited 45-60 minutes to vote here in Daytona Beach today. Most people seemed to be Romney supporters, but there’s no way to tell for sure.

I had the honor of taking my friend with me. She’s a Chinese immigrant who has been in the US for 17 years and a citizen for 10 but had NEVER VOTED in her life! She proudly cast her ballot for Romney.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I was at the library in Miramar. The line was about a quarter mile long late in the afternoon. They didn’t look like Romney voters, though.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 4:18:53 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: LS

ICYMI.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 4:30:56 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Just got back from a week in the Florida panhandle.
(awesome weather)
Tremendous anti-Baraq energy there. It was heartening!


25 posted on 10/27/2012 4:36:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: markomalley

That is a good sign, PG County should vote to protect marriage, right?


26 posted on 10/27/2012 4:42:32 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: PJ-Comix
Get well soon, PJ-Comix. I just am getting over a long bronchial infection myself.

I voted early today (and also sent a check for $100 to the RNC). All Republican, except for county coroner - how much trouble can he cause, unless he decides to haul a truckload of corpses to the voting locations, in which case, he'll probably get caught. (I'm just outside Crook County where Chicago is.)

I got there about 15 minutes before the polling place closed, and there was a line of about 25 people when I got there. I heard a security guard say the line was the shortest it was all day, so there was probably significant early voting - from the look of the voters, a lot were probably for 0bama - that push for Democrats to vote early may have some effect on Lefty turnout.

27 posted on 10/27/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: HokieMom
That is a good sign, PG County should vote to protect marriage, right?

I would have thought so up to about a month ago, but there was a coalition of liberal black pastors who were paid off to support perversity.

So now, I don't know so much.

28 posted on 10/27/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Probably voting early due to the storm coming.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: markomalley

We had a 2 hour prayer time about the election at my church across the river from you last night. This topic received LOTs of prayer. Prayers continue....


30 posted on 10/27/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: PJ-Comix

pj-I was in that line, did you see me? I was wearing a white top..just kidding. I waited 5 hours to vote and let me tell you we do have some troubles at that site. About an hour into my wait, I saw a van pull up and off load a couple of african (not so much american) dudes to sell tee shirts to a captive audience. I quietly called the non emergency number to report them because they do not get to use free enterprise to sell obama merchandise if they are too stupid to see the freakin irony. I was overheard by a couple of obamaphone ladies who reported me to the whole crowd who then turned on me and started chanting o-bam-ah at me while I did my best to ignore them. The security guard who was flirting with the obamaphone breeding stock minutes before was nowhere to be found.

Fast forward two hours. Everything has calmed down on the line and my friend in a RR T shirt shows up and gives me a hug. I mentioned the hell of two hours ago and next thing I know one of Ophone girls is upset that I dare speak of her bad behavior and starts throwing punches in my direction that are not landing since one of the brighter ophone girls is holding her back. “white bit%%, my president’s azz is still black, I will kill your azz” are just some of the quotes that I remember. Security dude...still MIA. Fortunately another friend shows up and all goes quiet again.

Fast forward another hour. We are in the homestretch in sight of the door and a new O voter cuts in line and I call her on it which gets the ophone ladies started again (we are talking living up to every stereotype you can imagine here). But this time the security dude had the misfortune of being near where the trouble was. I asked him what he planned to do about the threat he just heard and he ordered me to shut up and get back in line.

Folks there were no Rep poll watchers at that site and there were three dems. The one Rep election worker that I know personally came to me after I voted and told me that not one rep poll watcher had been there all day. Broward voters need to be on Broward Rep Executive Committee and demand poll watchers on that early voting site. I was bullied and intimidated and this was just the beginning. People who are older or more frail are going to give in and leave. They would have had to have taken me in an ambulance.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:27 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: BreezyDog

You should be proud of him. A lot of people, unlike your Dad, will be too stupid to change their minds.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:39 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: PJ-Comix
We're in Dunnellon, very small town west of Ocala, but with quite a few wealthy retirees (the only ones who can afford homes on the Rainbow River!). Polls opened at 10 AM (the library). Retirees like to get things done before the sun rises, so I had the wife wait until after lunch and we went down to vote.

1 PM, 3/4 full parking lot, but only about 20 people in line. The line moved quickly and we were in and out in less than half an hour. There's 10 amendments and one hospital tax push besides all the things to vote for (sheriff, local rep, county commissioner, and those three liberals on the State Supreme Court), so it took a while (both sides full of two pages!).

When we left, the line was down to about 10 waiting. People inside said it was a "rather brisk day", which I take to mean there were a lot of people in the morning. Still, it seems about the same as four years ago.

33 posted on 10/27/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: lovesdogs

That’s disgraceful. If I have a similar experience I will record it on my phone and call 911 if I get a death threat.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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Was hinted at above. Lots of Fla constitutional amendments on the ballot so many have been saying to early vote because lines on Election Day will be a nightmare. People will be showing up having done no homework and will take much longer than usual to read through.

Between that earlier posts saying early voting timeframe reduced in Fla this time, I’d be hesitant to read into it much either way.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 6:37:44 PM PDT by Methos8
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To: PJ-Comix

Just got back from voting at BCPL downtown Ft Laud. Busy, but no lines. Workers were friendly and efficient. RAT shill outside asked me to consider voting Dem...I told her “Over my dead body.”


36 posted on 10/28/2012 11:08:55 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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