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LIVE THREAD--Election Day 2010!
2 November 2010

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:57:53 AM PDT by SE Mom

Post what you're seeing, hearing in your district, county or state during the day and evening- anecdotal or otherwise!

GOTV!!!!!


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010election; 2010midterms; congress; election; elections
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1 posted on 11/02/2010 6:57:57 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

VOTE FOR LAZAMATAZ!!!


2 posted on 11/02/2010 6:59:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn; onyx; STARWISE; penelopesire; Liz; maggief; Dog; holdonnow; ...

Election Day 2010 ping!


3 posted on 11/02/2010 6:59:54 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Lazamataz

FYI to everyone - Reporting Voter Fraud

The Republican Party has set up a National Hotline, which will be staffed with Attorneys to handle polling issues as well as possible voter fraud or intimidation.

1 - 888 - 775 - 8117. IF you even SUSPECT this is happening, PLEASE call for their free advice. DOCUMENT AND FILM EVERYTHING.

http://www.resistnet.com/


4 posted on 11/02/2010 7:00:01 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SE Mom

5 posted on 11/02/2010 7:00:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: SE Mom
A caller to the Chris Baker show on 100.3 FM KTLK in Minneapolis, reported that he was the first voter on site at a Precinct in Golden Valley, MN (suburb immediately to the West of Minneapolis, and home to the broadcast studios of TV station KARE-11).

Minnesota's voting system utilizes pieces of paper where the voter completes an arrow next to the name of their selected candidates with a black marker. The paper is fed through a scanner.

So, the FIRST voter at this polling place reported that "the scanner was broken" and the election officials were collecting the ballots in a sealed bin of the type that the ballots are fed into *AFTER* going through the scanner.

No word on how this bin will be separated from those full of already-counted ballots, nor on when the scanner will be fixed, nor yet again on how the ballots in *this* bin will get counted (or if a bunch of straight DEM ballots will be, oops, "substituted by mistake", eh?)

Link here.

LET'S ROLL!

6 posted on 11/02/2010 7:00:41 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SE Mom

Driving to work, just saw a man standing outside the polling place with a Cuomo - Duffy sign (New York).
He was about 100 feet away from the front door of the polling place — anyone know what the rule is ?


7 posted on 11/02/2010 7:00:44 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

100’ minimum distance in CA and NC, only ones I’m sure of.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 7:01:36 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: SE Mom

I voted @ 7 a.m. in Franklin TN @ Hunter’s Bend Elementary. I got there at 6:45 and there was about 20 people in front of me. The admins commented that it was a large crowd for a mid term and it also being so early in the morning.


9 posted on 11/02/2010 7:01:59 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: SE Mom

We had a light rain earlier today but nothing to be concerned about. Right now the sun is shinning and a few black bellied whistler ducks are pecking at some cracked corn we sprinkle out. I know, shouldn’t feed the ducks. The power company had to move last years osprey nest to a new pole they put up about 50 yards from the power pole. We were worried they might not like it, but they inspected it a couple of days ago and seem pleased.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 7:02:02 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: All

Reminder:

http://pajamasmedia.com/eddriscoll/2010/11/01/an-election-day-video-trip-down-memory-lane/


11 posted on 11/02/2010 7:03:42 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: SE Mom
Just voted in the 2nd district MD and it was crowded like a presidential election. It took about 45 minutes to vote in this majority Republican precinct.
12 posted on 11/02/2010 7:03:42 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw Them Out! Forward With Confidence!)
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To: SE Mom

I voted this morning in a heavily democrat district, but was happy to see a republican poll watcher carefully scrutinizing the process. I thanked him for what he’s doing and got info from him on becoming a poll watcher myself for the next election!


13 posted on 11/02/2010 7:03:55 AM PDT by LatinaGOP
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To: SE Mom

Cold, but no rain in the Mid Atlantic.


14 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:03 AM PDT by facedodge (Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. ~Friedman)
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To: SE Mom

Voted this morning in Ellsworth Maine. Polls opened at 8 a.m. There were about 20 people in line.

Polls close at 8 p.m. A friend will be at LaPage headquarters in Waterville, ME this evening.
I will also report on several legislative races in my area.
Moonbat Demorat Mitchell may come in third place.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:11 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Lazamataz
DON'T VOTE FOR LAZAMATAZ!
IT WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE HIM!
16 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tribune7
Gotta share this one:

I was leaving the polling place and was talking with our R who's working outside. He said some “random guy” riding his bike started ripping down campaign posters (guess which party's).

This random guy stated that it was illegal to have posters up in a right of way (???). Well, the fella I was speaking to is about the nicest guy you'd ever meet. However, his co-worker has actually been featured on that “Parking Wars” show. She was all over this random jerk like a rabid pitbull on a meat wagon.

Put the kybosh on that activity with a quickness, she did.

Why is it that libs just instinctively want to shut down any opposing free speech?

Probably has something to do with a philosophy that doesn't stand up to a third grader's examination for fifteen seconds.

17 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SE Mom

Checking in!

Just voted all Republican in Massachusetts!


18 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:42 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: SE Mom

A few useful links-

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot

http://www.nationalreview.com/battle10


19 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Voted at about 8:55 in VA-9 (Christiansburg Library). Decent turnout though I didn’t really have to wait at all. Touch screen voting machines. Didn’t have a problem with it at all. I think the machine said I was number 68 on that particular machine and they had 5 machines, I think. Out front I was handed a Morgan Griffith flyer and a Boucher/Democrat “how to vote on your ballot.” Weather is beautiful here in the NRV but in the 30s this morning.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by amishman (0bama=the reincarnation of Jim Jones)
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To: SE Mom

Vote, bring someone to vote, call your conservative friends and bring them to vote..help save the Republic!


21 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:50 AM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Lazamataz

Just voted in MN6.. Nothing exciting to report. Everything worked as it should. I had to register but even that went smoothly. According to the ballot reader I was voter #30.. The polling place opened an hour before i got there.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 7:05:58 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: grey_whiskers
No word on how this bin will be separated from those full of already-counted ballots, nor on when the scanner will be fixed, nor yet again on how the ballots in *this* bin will get counted (or if a bunch of straight DEM ballots will be, oops, "substituted by mistake", eh?)

I would be cancelling everything I had going to sit there and watch that bin until someone came and fixed or replaced the scanner and I saw every single ballot in that box scanned.

23 posted on 11/02/2010 7:06:20 AM PDT by LatinaGOP
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To: Gadsden1st

No rain?

Not good, eh. Pray for rain.

RAIN = LOW DEM TURNOUT [Proven most of the time]

Cheers!


24 posted on 11/02/2010 7:06:24 AM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Let's ROLL is right...........!!! Been waiting for the thread!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

25 posted on 11/02/2010 7:06:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SE Mom

Hubby and I just voted in the 10th Cong, district in MA. The turnout seemed pretty light. There is usually a line of cars to get into the parking lot but not this morning. Only one other person on our street had voted thus far.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 7:06:45 AM PDT by surrey
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To: All

27 posted on 11/02/2010 7:07:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SE Mom

PING for when I get home.


28 posted on 11/02/2010 7:07:28 AM PDT by bayliving (I will remember TOMORROW!!!!)
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To: SE Mom

I haven’t voted yet but I am heading there soon!


29 posted on 11/02/2010 7:07:36 AM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: SE Mom

BUMP for later


30 posted on 11/02/2010 7:09:44 AM PDT by maggief
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To: SE Mom

MORE THAN A THUMPIN'

Obama says Dems are in trouble because Americans aren't thinking clearly. He's delusional. Time to put the federal beast back into its cage.

Forget the polls, forget the media spin. Go to the ballot box and put an end to the Dem Party.

Throw this putrid congress out on their heads.

Are You Ready to Vote-5sm

Save America2sm

limitations

This ain't going to end well for these Statists

ratsfail

The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.

31 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:03 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: SE Mom

Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country.


32 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:08 AM PDT by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: SE Mom

Just voted at 9:30am EDT in Kennesaw, GA. No line, but the traffic was steady. We’re in Newt’s old district.


33 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:11 AM PDT by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ugh did i really have to see that ugly mug this early.....


34 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:32 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: SE Mom

Some people are more excited than others...

35 posted on 11/02/2010 7:11:22 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Not racist; not violent. Just not silent any more)
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http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/251876/morning-turnout-report

Turnout reports are all over the map this morning, both figuratively and literally.

Virginia:

Here in Yuppie Acres, Alexandria, turnout was roughly what I remember in last year’s gubernatorial race.

One reader in one of Virginia’s not-really-hard-fought 1st Congressional District (Krystal Ball may be a lot of fun at Christmas parties, but she’s not a competitive candidate) says he too, finds turnout comparable to last year’s gubernatorial race; while another in the same district finds turnout way, way down at his usual polling place.

Michigan:

From a reader: “I’m in Macomb County, the heart of ‘Reagan Democrat’ country. The polls opened at 7:00, I was there at 7:02 and got ballot #38. There was a line out the door when I got there and still was when I left. Overheard a conversation between two women in line behind me:

Woman #1: I don’t usually vote, but my husband told me this time I needed to go. I haven’t been paying attention, way too many ads all the time. He said just vote straight Republican.

Woman #2: That’s what I’m doing.

Several other affirmations along those lines. Completely unscientific but I think a hopeful sign.”

Florida:

“Just chiming in from lovely Ponte Vedra, FL… Showed up at my polling place at 10 minutes before the polls opened (7:00 AM here), and there were already about 15 people…by the time I left after voting, there were at least 25-30, although the line wasn’t quite out the door yet… In comparison, when I voted in 2008, it was about 2/3 as much at around the same time of day, if I remember correctly…so seemed a bit busier today, in my opinion.”

New York:

“To answer your Morning Jolt – Yes, I voted. 6:00 on the dot in a NYC suburb (Port Washington) – #1 in my ED. It was clearly more crowded than usual at that hour when I have voted that early in the past. There will be some confusion with the new optical scanners. The sweet ladies behind the desk were a bit befuddled but handled it okay in the end. But if long lines develop, problems will arise. Slow downs are inevitable. The scanner wouldn’t take my (straight R) ballot on the first try. Had to try it a few times. But then it counted! It didn’t feel like a “real vote” though. I wanted the feeling of click, click, click. And it seemed a little less private as my ballot was exposed when going into the scanner. But it’s done. And Carl Paladino, DioGuardi, Bentsen, and Milano were ahead with 100% of the vote in my ED – at least for a minute.”

North Carolina:

In the 4th Congressional District: “Absolutely no line at my precinct. Some empty voting booths. At 8:00am I was the 162nd voter; polls opened at 6:30 a.m. Of course, 2008 was a completely different story. A check of the trash can on the way out would suggest that a large number of people had taken the conservative “voting guide” that was offered outside the polling place. Not exactly scientific, I know, but you deal with the tea leaves that are available, right?”


36 posted on 11/02/2010 7:11:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: They'reGone2000

New tag line.


37 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:49 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: the lastbestlady

Voted already in Northern Virginia :)


38 posted on 11/02/2010 7:13:26 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (hH)
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To: SE Mom
Voted absentee here in WI (Madison area). Mailed the ballot in during early October.

Have no idea when...or even if... it will be counted. I wonder how one goes about assuring one's self that their absentee ballot was in fact counted?

Same goes for our military folks...those few lucky enough to have received a ballot. When they mail it back in, how do they know it was counted...and not just thrown in the trash?

39 posted on 11/02/2010 7:13:57 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: SE Mom

I voted about 9am ET in my heavily Dem neighborhood (Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, PA). There were 4 people voting, including me. There were signs on on the doors saying NO CAMERAS and turn cellphones off. There were no smiling people, and there was only one man out front passing out literature (there are usually at least two in the pm when I normally vote), and less campaign signs than normal out front. I normally don’t vote in the am, so don’t know what it is like usually.


40 posted on 11/02/2010 7:13:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: SE Mom
Was first in line to vote-(central Florida)....arrived at 6:30....after I voted I noticed the parking lot was FULL!

The lady in front of me couldn't get the 'box' to accept her completed ballot....she tried about 3 or 4 times and it kept spitting it out.

Finally, the precinct watcher took a quick glance at the ballot and said ...'you over voted on #4'....and told the lady she would have to get a fresh ballot and do it again.!

I was glad to know our machines are super/hyper sensitive....
...hopefully no shenanigans.

41 posted on 11/02/2010 7:14:22 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: SE Mom

Checking in from SW Suburban Chicago. Voted at 0700 on my way to work. A heavy R district but not crowded. No irregularities.

Viva La Conservative Revolucion!


42 posted on 11/02/2010 7:14:22 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: SE Mom; All

On the Quinn & Rose morning show this morning, a caller from Massillon, OH claimed that he and a friend went to vote early this morning. The lady who was in charge of the polling place allegedly left her car running and got out to unlook the door.

They watched as two guys jumped in her car full of ballots and made off with it!

Did anyone else from the area hear about this?


43 posted on 11/02/2010 7:15:15 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: LatinaGOP

Very good idea. Thank the poll watchers. They will get some crap from Dems . . .


44 posted on 11/02/2010 7:16:00 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: SE Mom

Voted absentee in ID - largest number of absentees ever in the state


45 posted on 11/02/2010 7:16:06 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: 1rudeboy
VOTE FOR LAZAMATAZ
WRITE-IN CANDIDATE
ALL STATES AND OFFICES!

46 posted on 11/02/2010 7:17:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: SE Mom
I performed an exit poll on the TN governor's race after early voting and the result was:

Haslam: 100%
McWherter: 0%

Of course, the small sample size of the two people in my car may cause the margin of error to be rather large, but I believe the predicted winner is accurate.

47 posted on 11/02/2010 7:19:00 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hey D. C., tax increases are not spending cuts. Nor do tax cuts constitute increased spending.)
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To: PghBaldy

NO CAMERAS?? What??? Is there a law in PA? Sounds like they want to evade scrutiny.


48 posted on 11/02/2010 7:19:43 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: SE Mom

BFL (bookmark for later)

Enjoy All!


49 posted on 11/02/2010 7:19:54 AM PDT by j.argese (The more bizarre the perversion, the louder the fan base.)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Live thread ping


50 posted on 11/02/2010 7:20:23 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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