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Even after prime time, early voters still in line [for up to 3 hours - Harris County, TX]
Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2012 | Cindy George

Posted on 11/03/2012 12:19:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Three hours after early voting "closing time" in Harris County, people in line by 7 p.m. were still waiting to vote.

Two polling locations remained open after 10 p.m.: the Franz Road Storefront in Katy and the Bayland Park Community Center on Bissonnet.

At least six other voting locations remained open hours past 7 p.m., including West Gray, Acres Homes, Alief, Jersey Village, Champion Forest and Cypress.....

....As of 10:04 p.m., 700,019 ballots had been cast in the two weeks of early voting at the county's 37 locations.....

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012vote; earlyvoting; houston; tx

1 posted on 11/03/2012 12:19:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow. Well, someone’s freakin’ motivated!! Hope it’s our side.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 12:23:37 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

But but but... its supposed to be 2008!

Why - Nate Silver, Rasmussen, PPP and the rest of the genuises said so!


3 posted on 11/03/2012 12:24:08 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Harris County is Houston . Obama won it by about 19,000 votes in 2008. 590,00 to 571,000


4 posted on 11/03/2012 12:46:21 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Harris County is HUGE!


5 posted on 11/03/2012 1:04:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jwalsh07

Obama by 19,000 in 2008, with Barr picking up 9,000, not too bad for a big city.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 1:07:31 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: jwalsh07

2004 Harris County totals:

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/statesub.php?year=2004&off=0&elect=0&fips=48201&f=0

2008 Harris County totals:

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/statesub.php?year=2008&fips=48201&f=0&off=0&elect=0


7 posted on 11/03/2012 1:08:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ansel12; All
".......But Gallup uncovered one very significant shift in this year’s voting electorate. There has been a remarkable movement toward the Republican party. As Gallup reports:

The largest changes in the composition of the electorate compared with the last presidential election concern the partisan affiliation of voters. Currently, 46% of likely voters identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, compared with 54% in 2008. But in 2008, Democrats enjoyed a wide 12-point advantage in party affiliation among national adults, the largest Gallup had seen in at least two decades. More recently, Americans have been about as likely to identify as or lean Republican as to identify as or lean Democratic. Consequently, the electorate has also become less Democratic and more Republican in its political orientation than in 2008. In fact, the party composition of the electorate this year looks more similar to the electorate in 2004 than 2008....." Source

8 posted on 11/03/2012 1:12:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jwalsh07

There was heavy EV in the other counties as well.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 1:18:38 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jwalsh07

I live in Houston, and nearly everyone I know voted early and straight repub ticket.

From another news article: early voting turnout increased nearly 15% everybody anxious to get rid of the Marxist progressives.

Early voting in Harris County is record setting.

In the 2008 presidential election, 678,000 voted early. It was a record then.

But this year, the unofficial early vote total in Harris County stands at a record 765,803.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 1:24:30 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Are you focusing on Harris County with that post?


11 posted on 11/03/2012 1:28:25 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: ansel12

The article is focusing on Harris County, so yes.

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,778 square miles (4,605.0 km2), of which 1,729 square miles (4,478.1 km2) is land and 49 square miles (126.9 km2) (2.75%) is water. Both its total area and land area are larger than the state of Rhode Island.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_County,_Texas


12 posted on 11/03/2012 1:41:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ansel12
Are you focusing on Harris County with that post?

Sorry, I didn't see which comment you were referring to.

I posted the LINK to the other article to emphasis the previous post to you about the 2004 [Bush] - 2008 [Obama] Harris County totals.

13 posted on 11/03/2012 1:43:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m from Harris County, I was born and raised there.

I must have misunderstood the thread, I thought that it was about my county.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 1:50:43 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: ansel12

I’m in Harris county too.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 1:58:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ansel12; All
I must have misunderstood the thread, I thought that it was about my county.

ALL:

Please note! my linked text in Comment 8 speaks to the country [USA] not to Harris County [TX]!

I added it to reinforce the differences in the vote totals LINKED in Harris County, TX, in 2004 and 2008 in Comment 7.

16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:03:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Using the word “Texas”, means that it is always about Texas.

If you want to talk about something, that isn’t about TEXAS, then don’t mention, TEXAS.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 2:07:51 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: ansel12

Hope your day improves.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 2:37:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What does that mean??

My day is great!!

Did you mess up up in regards to Texas?


19 posted on 11/03/2012 2:54:56 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: ansel12

I posted an article and linked to some things I felt would be of interest.

I have responded to your questions (and posted a clarification to the thread) because you implied I was somehow trying to mislead readers.

For the life of me, I do not understand why you have decided to pick a fight.

Goodbye.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 3:05:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ansel12

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. And you don’t mess with Cincinatus’ Wife who happens to be a great contributor on this forum with street cred.

Now to my point, something is happening with early voting that polls are not showing. I went to early vote and changed my mine because of the long line (voting election day like normal). The line was over a block long and it was Friday afternoon at 3:30pm. My son voted last week and he said it took an hour an half due to the line. It is going to take determination to vote this time if my experience is an indication and that might be why I did not see anyone near the age of 20.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:27:53 AM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
God bless you.

I've always found FR to be a tough, unforgiving crowd.

One mistake on a FR post could set you off your game for an entire day. : /

22 posted on 11/03/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My husband tried to early vote last night in Dallas county and was told the line was three hours long. I heard similar stories on the radio about other polling places on Friday.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 5:39:54 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: BushCountry

:)

Your post made me think of our recent visit to tour the littoral combat ship “Fort Worth” recently commissioned (Sept 2012) in Galveston.

The crew was wonderful. They gave every 20 people great tours and were so proud of their ship and of the people who came to see them in Galveston (said crowds are not usually like the overflow crowd they were experiencing in Galveston) - the hours were extended when they saw the turn-out and how long everyone was willing to wait to have their turn on the Fort Worth.

Old people and young children waited in line (in the sun) for hours to take the tour and honor our men and women in uniform.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: LoveUSA

Thank you. :)


25 posted on 11/03/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: erkyl

We were almost first in line when early voting began in NC, now lines have been long. For the life of me I can’t see the instant gratification young group or the obama phone groupies waiting in line more than 10 minutes before going home.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 6:00:11 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: FlyingEagle
“I live in Houston, and nearly everyone I know voted early and straight repub ticket.”

Same here, straight republican, because it is the only option to slow down the race to destruction.

But I went race by race, instead of just hitting one button. As I selected each republican candidate, I visualized kicking the democrat candidate in the shins. HARD.

27 posted on 11/03/2012 6:00:25 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, I like you.

Some people are just plain cranky for no apparent reason. Reminds me of all the codgers I used to meet. Now, I wonder if their aches and pains actually extended to their brains. ;>


28 posted on 11/03/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ah, Harris Co...
My kid worked in downtown Houston for a year for Harris Co on their court records..interesting place with a lesbian mayor, it’s a “sanctuary city”, has tons of Katrina refugees still there, great football team, and Sheila Jackson Lee...he couldn’t wait to leave!
My hubs worked on the LCS, Freedom....
A small world.....


29 posted on 11/03/2012 7:05:54 AM PDT by matginzac
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