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ELECTION 2004: Virginia
Vanity ^ | 11/2/2004 | USNDad

Posted on 11/02/2004 9:31:59 AM PST by UsnDadof8

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: electionday; gwb2004; va; virgina; virginia
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51 posted on 11/02/2004 10:44:54 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Girleymen HATE Bush!!)
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Old Dominion FReepers...check in and tell us how voting was in yer area...MUD


52 posted on 11/02/2004 10:45:02 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Girleymen HATE Bush!!)
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53 posted on 11/02/2004 10:45:25 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Girleymen HATE Bush!!)
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To: UsnDadof8

Hubby and I voted around noon. I had been to our precinct twice already this morning because it happens to be our elementary school, and we had parent/teacher conferences today. The lines were rather long every time I was there. When we put our punch cards into the machine on our way out the door, a person in line by us noticed the number of ballots cast was at 1200+. That was at noon. Hubby would remember the exact number. The woman remarked that it was the highest voter turnout at that precinct ever. (this was our first presidential election here.) A friend who has lived here all his life told us that he had never waited in line before today. A teacher at the school told me that the only other election she remembered with this sort of turnout was the 1976 presidential election. I don't know what any of this means because I didn't poll the folks waiting in line with us. Folks were very quiet and respectful.

Also, a retired school official who was visiting the school said that his precinct was hopping at 6:15 this morning with a long line out the door. The machine that takes the ballots broke, and the poll workers began putting ballots in a black bag. He was REALLY uncomfortable with this because "how do we know it is secure?" Hopefully, that precinct has honest poll workers.


54 posted on 11/02/2004 10:46:30 AM PST by petitfour
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To: All

Sorry about the triple-post...FR's acting up a bit today...MUD


55 posted on 11/02/2004 10:46:52 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Girleymen HATE Bush!!)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
I posted this earlier on another thread. Only thing to add was the Dem lawyer was very reasonable, we were all just discussing things very civilly, hopefully the whole country will go this way!

I worked the 06-09 AM shift in Arlington VA handing out Republican sample ballots, my first ever working, the Dems there said polling was heavy, lines were somewhat long. Most people were Dem but probably 30-40% were happy to get the Republican ballot, nearly all very quiet as this is heavy Democratic area.

Most everyone supportive of each other, nearly everyone cheerful and happy to vote, we initially had about 12 foreign observers from Europe, one asked if the local Republican candidate for Jim Moran's seat, Lisa Marie Cheney was VP's daughter! Got a chuckle out of that.

One woman said she lost her job under President Bush and would never vote for "you bastards" There was a Dem Lawyer and 2 Dem workers watching, she left and I said "well, isn't that special" and the two daughters of one of the Dems kind of giggled,

overall, very positive experience
56 posted on 11/02/2004 10:48:04 AM PST by Nova Reservist
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To: Mudboy Slim
We had six poll watchers in my district (Fairfax County section of Alexandria): three Dems, three Republicans. Everything was orderly. Mrs. COBOL2Java and I arrived right at 6:00am and there were already about 200 people there. sKerry volunteer tried shoving a Democrat voting sheet in my face; I made a rasberry sound and said "Yeah, like I'd ever vote for HIM!"

Proud of the Mrs. She is coming down with the flu, not feeling good at all. However, she pulled herself out of bed at 5:30, and announced "No flu's going to keep me from voting for Bush!" Luckily there were chairs all along the line towards the voting machines, and she was able to sit most of the way.

57 posted on 11/02/2004 10:49:17 AM PST by COBOL2Java (If this isn't the End Times it certainly is a reasonable facsimile...)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Went to Manakin fire station to vote around 8:25, but there was a 45 minute wait and I had to be at a different polling place to help out at 9. I'm getting ready to head back now to finally vote. The line was long at lunch time according to my wife. Hopefully it's not as long now.


58 posted on 11/02/2004 10:49:33 AM PST by Nick The Freeper
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To: Mudboy Slim
Some of us got here on time.
59 posted on 11/02/2004 10:51:05 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Please God...deliver us from "President Kerry!")
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To: Mudboy Slim

Voted for the Prez about 730 AM in Dem-Heavy Alexandria (old town). the Fellow at the door said there was a long line right at 6 am. took me about 45 to get through and vote.


60 posted on 11/02/2004 10:52:03 AM PST by Displaced_Mass_GOPer
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To: Mudboy Slim

Just got back from the 12:00-1:30pm shift giving out the Republican Sample ballot in Chantilly, VA. I would say turnout moderate (was very heavy 6am to noon). My guess based on reaction to my overtures would be 58%Bush 42% Kerry. Let's see how this one holds up tonight.


61 posted on 11/02/2004 10:52:05 AM PST by conservaDave
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Things were a sinch in Lynchburg VA.

For some reason the M-Z line was packed when I went to vote, but the A-L line was empty. I'm a K, so I pranced right through, and voting took all of 2 minutes.


62 posted on 11/02/2004 10:56:03 AM PST by holidayidol
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To: Perdogg

I would hope VA would be solidly for Bush (except those Northern People who seem to gravitate to the blue stuff). My hubby and I voted in Western Henrico County shortly after 6 a.m. There were nearly 100 people there at that time. Kewl

GO BUSH!


63 posted on 11/02/2004 10:56:38 AM PST by Ptaz
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To: UsnDadof8

Voted in Southern Fauquier County at 1:30P. No line and no one was going up to the sKerry table!!

Go BUSH/CHENEY !!


64 posted on 11/02/2004 10:56:52 AM PST by VA Conservative (Dubya is the "one" with integrity)
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To: UsnDadof8

I have stories from TWO polling places - my own, and the church when I went to the noon Mass.

My polling place:

I was working the polls from 6 - 9 (going back at 4 to close)- Steve came with me to vote before going to work. He didn't actually vote until after helping me set up, but he was the 65th voter and it couldn't have been later than 6:15. I was 287 at 8:20. This is Western Spotsylvania County. There was a Kerry worker as well - very outgoing, native Virginian, Marine Vietnam vet if you can believe it. He was going to have to work two other polling places as well because the Dems down here don't have enough people to cover them all. They had enough to pull up 1500 Bush signs in a week, but that's different.

The church:

St. Patrick's school got used as a polling place, and it was kind of a disconnect to see all the Kerry signs out front. Some people walked into the church thinking the voting was in there and had to be redirected. There was one lonely Kerry worker, sitting dispiritedly on the trunk of his car as most people headed for the Bush poll worker.


65 posted on 11/02/2004 10:57:16 AM PST by nina0113
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To: UsnDadof8
Virginia Beach:
Voted at 8:30, 10 minute wait, (usually it's no waiting), as I put my ballot into the machine , I noticed that I was the 426th person to have voted.

In previous state or local elections, I've voted in the late afternoon and you'd be lucky to see a total above 300.

Wife is voting later this afternoon. There were a gaggle of David Ashe volunteers outside the school.

66 posted on 11/02/2004 10:57:39 AM PST by csvset
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To: Mudboy Slim

A poll judge said to me "Good morning". I yelled "STOP INTIMIDATING ME!!" Then I ran out screaming "I'VE BEEN DISENFRANCHISED!!"


67 posted on 11/02/2004 10:59:38 AM PST by BufordP ("I wish we lived in the day when you could challenge a person to a duel!")
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To: Mortikhi

Where did you vote? I was at Ni River Middle School.


68 posted on 11/02/2004 10:59:51 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Mudboy Slim

Western Fairfax: very crowded around 0830. Long lines. Lots of signs for Lurch/Pony and Suckass (for congress). Voters were taking lots of "sample ballots" from the 'pubbie, not many from the 'rat.


69 posted on 11/02/2004 11:00:33 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: Ptaz

Whats this with Zogby having VA tied?? he still breaking undecideds 90% for Kerry?? ug....


70 posted on 11/02/2004 11:01:03 AM PST by Displaced_Mass_GOPer
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To: nina0113

I live in Estates of Chancellorsville and voted at St. Patricks - there were a few Kerry signs and a few Bush signs. But a lot higher turnout at 0630 than last time - it took me about 30 minutes.


71 posted on 11/02/2004 11:02:01 AM PST by soxfan
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To: UsnDadof8

I was at the Smithfield, VA precinct (rural/suburb-type area) at 5:50 a.m. About 50-60 folks already in line. When I left there about 6:20, estimate about 125-150 folks waiting in line to vote. For the area, this is an extremely high, early voter turnout. Mostly 30-40-50+ age and up.


72 posted on 11/02/2004 11:02:08 AM PST by nfldgirl ("It was on a Monday, somebody touched me! ... must have been the hand of the Lord!")
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To: UsnDadof8

I just voted in the Fairlington section of Arlington, it took me 14 minutes.


73 posted on 11/02/2004 11:04:13 AM PST by Sthitch
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To: soxfan; Mortikhi

Y'all have FReepmail.


74 posted on 11/02/2004 11:05:02 AM PST by nina0113
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To: UsnDadof8

I volunteered at the Wakefield precinct in Fairfax this morning from 6-9:30ish. It was very busy at 6, and tapered off a lot30-25 by 9 .. decreasing wait time each hour from 30-35 minutees to about 10-15 minutes. THEN I went to my own voting place around 11am, Oak Hill precinct at Canterbury Woods ES ... TWO HOURS in line! We met other Bush people in line, but don't know what the breakdown is, used to be 2:1 GOP, but demographics are changing. I was encouraged to see the local RC priest talking with his parishioners, hopefully pro-life, pro-Bush .. we will all see tonight !!! Good luck to all.


75 posted on 11/02/2004 11:05:41 AM PST by EDINVA (a FReeper in PJ's beats a CBS anchor in a suit every time)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Actually, got there at 5:50 am. There were already about 80 people in front of me. The guy in front of me (approx. 50 years of age) was holding a "Vote Democrat" ballot instruction sheet. He was conversing with the guy in front of him. Honest to God, the guy in front of him was explaining to the other guy how many years congressman and senators serve. Nothing like just-in-time-training before casting your ballot.


76 posted on 11/02/2004 11:05:51 AM PST by BufordP ("I wish we lived in the day when you could challenge a person to a duel!")
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To: UsnDadof8

I'm in Stafford, which will no doubt be heavily Bush (Quantico), but there was something that worried me. I was at an elementary school, but apparently the library right across the street is open for voting too. So, conceivably, you could vote at the school, drive across the road and vote at the library. Disconcerting.


77 posted on 11/02/2004 11:06:41 AM PST by meow
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To: UsnDadof8

I voted in Fauquier County. I don't understand what happened with my ballot, though. It was a paper ballot which I filled out perfectly, but the counting maching spit it back out at me. The lady standing there said I must have put an extra mark on it and said to turn it over and put it in that way. My husband said that happened to a guy in front of him, too.

The marker was very heavy and I noticed one mark on the back of the paper had bled through to the front. Perhaps that caused the glitch.

I hope my vote was counted. I didn't wait to get a thorough explanation. It was very, very disconcerting.


78 posted on 11/02/2004 11:08:01 AM PST by agrarianlady
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To: Mudboy Slim

Got to Hungary Creek Middle School here in the West End at about 7:00. Here was a nice blonde lady out front of the school handing out sample Republican ballots. No Democrat counterpart visible. Lots of Bush/Cheney signage out, and one half-hearted attempt at a Kerry/Edwards Sign.

The line was long, but moved along quickly. Lots of laughing and joking. It took about 30 minutes to work though it.


79 posted on 11/02/2004 11:08:18 AM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

"How can this many people be this stupid?"

There it is! In spades!

Cheers,


80 posted on 11/02/2004 11:08:36 AM PST by petro45acp ("I detest socialism.......and I VOTE!")
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To: Displaced_Mass_GOPer
Whats this with Zogby having VA tied??

It is going to be surprisingly close IMO, but Bush will pull it out if everyone votes.

81 posted on 11/02/2004 11:09:21 AM PST by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: UsnDadof8

Voted in Hampton this morning, decent turnout.


82 posted on 11/02/2004 11:09:47 AM PST by Romish_Papist (USAF Security Forces (1994-2003) Soon to be ANG.)
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To: meow

Not really. The last three elections (new polling place this time around) I had to drive past three different polling places to get to mine.


83 posted on 11/02/2004 11:12:44 AM PST by Doohickey ("This is a hard and dirty war, but when it's over, nothing will ever be too difficult again.)
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To: SoftballMominVA

The utter arrogance and outright lying! What is wrong with these people?!?!?

They're Democrats-and not just any Democrats.They're leftists.And panicking.And desperate.And losing.


84 posted on 11/02/2004 11:18:25 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (Kerry.....Is so very......GONE!!!!!!!)
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To: UsnDadof8
Got in line at 5:50 AM in Newington Forest (Springfield, VA) Elementary School; estimate 500+ people in front of me. Most took voter guides from the republican worker.

It took 45 minutes to process through; voted on touch screens. Each check-in line had poll watchers from each major party. Wore my Class A (dress) Army green uniform -- not to intimidate, but just showing (off) that I'm doing my part to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foriegn and domestic!

Estimate when I left at 6:35 AM that 700+ were in line to vote.

85 posted on 11/02/2004 11:22:17 AM PST by ReaganCowboy (History books are written by winners.)
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To: Perdogg
In the liberal bastion of Virginia, City of Alexandria, the Del Ray area, I arrived at 6:03 a.m., I was #166, and waited over 30 minutes. I am certainly glad to hear that the rest of the state is showing up to cancel out the pro-Kerry votes from my area. I can't tell if the people in the lines were Bush or Kerry supporters --- maybe, some were enjoying a guilty pleasure of voting for Bush in a pro-Kerry area.

I am glad to report that I've seen increasing #'s of Bush/Cheney signs in the area.

86 posted on 11/02/2004 11:24:23 AM PST by elk
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To: UsnDadof8
I stood with a Bush/Cheney Sign in One hand and "A Vote for Kerry is a Vote for Osama" Sign in the other hand. My favorite moment of the morning was hearing a child in the back seat of a car asking his mom, "Are you voting for Osama?"....my first thought was "from the mouth of babes". His mom did not look happy. All morning long I was greeted with "thumbs up and smiles" or with "Middle Fingers Up and Lip Sync'd Obscenities". Apparently, none of the Kerry supporters saw the UBL translations of threats for States that go Bush (when confronted)...confirms the suspicion that the mass media has kept them shielded.
87 posted on 11/02/2004 11:38:22 AM PST by AMHN
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To: UsnDadof8

I voted in Madison County, rural area, no lines, no hassles, beautiful fall day in the country.


88 posted on 11/02/2004 11:42:37 AM PST by Smocker
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To: UsnDadof8

Voted in Arlington this morning (bout 10 min before 0800). Took 1 hour 15 minutes. It seemed that all the folks "helping" were handing out dummocrap sample ballots (an appropriate 40 feet from the polling place). Saw a bunch of kommie buttons also. Not a suprise, the peoples republik of Arlinkton is pretty heavy dum territory.

The missus voted around 10:30 and spent 45 minutes in the process.

"VOTE HARD!"

Top sends


89 posted on 11/02/2004 11:51:01 AM PST by petro45acp ("I detest socialism.......and I VOTE!")
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To: Mudboy Slim

Newport News, VA:
I waited until shortly after 10 to vote – wanting to avoid the rush.
When I arrived there was a line of cars stretched out from the parking lot waiting for a place to park. I actually had to stand in line to wait to vote. If nothing else, this election did overcome voter apathy.


90 posted on 11/02/2004 12:00:42 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Just voted, in Chesapeake. The lines were very short, and I had no problems at all.

During the 5 minutes I was there, one man's ballot was thrown out because he had voted for 2 candidates in the same race (he was given a new one to try again, and the old one was placed in a special manilla envelope). The woman in front of me wasn't registered for this particular polling station, so she had to fill out a provisional ballot. Two women were helping each other at one voting booth.

I brought my videocamera, but didn't find anything I felt I should videotape.

I was greeted by a man outside the polling building, handing out flyers encouraging me to vote Republican. I told him I was voting for Bush. That seemed to encourage him.


91 posted on 11/02/2004 12:06:54 PM PST by Theo
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To: UsnDadof8
Today, My daughter and I worked the polls, for her gov't class.
Reston is considered very liberal area of No. Virginia. Taking that into consideration we gave out more Bush voter sample ballots than we did in 2000.

I had more people come up to us than I could ever expect.
That being said, this area of Reston will still go heavly dem's . Sorry to say........

no trouble as far as we could tell......
92 posted on 11/02/2004 12:07:52 PM PST by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: UsnDadof8

Heavy turnout in Roanoke area.


93 posted on 11/02/2004 12:08:48 PM PST by Militiaman7 (Jesus is my personal Physician.)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Mud, this is sad but I guess typical:

My daughter went to go vote (same precinct as mine in No. VA), and brought her 5-year-old son with her. Like me, she got mobbed by the Kerryites. One tried to hand her a voter guide; she said "No thanks." As she proceeded past them, the Kerryite yelled "Bitch!" to her - right in front of my grandson. I'm fuming mad right now, and would like to head back there and punch his lights out!

She did say the Republicans were very nice.

94 posted on 11/02/2004 12:11:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (If this isn't the End Times it certainly is a reasonable facsimile...)
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To: All

My wife's report from the polls: The person who was supposed to relieve her did not show up, and the lady in charge wants her to stay. In ONE HOUR, she convinced 6 people to change their votes to W! Now you know why I sent her instead of myself! This is exciting !!


95 posted on 11/02/2004 12:18:41 PM PST by UsnDadof8 (Get out there and vote)
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To: Mudboy Slim

I went about 3pm here in Middleburg....it wasn't crowded at all. Only two Kerry people offering literature outside the polling station. It was very sane and orderly.

We are required to show valid ID and be checked off on the registration sheets. This is the way it should be nationwide!

I heard it was crowded early and will probably be later as people vote on the way home from work.

Go Bush/Cheney!


96 posted on 11/02/2004 12:30:04 PM PST by TheLion
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To: UsnDadof8

Long Island in the house!!

Just pulled the lever for GW and Virgil Goode. Voted yes on both questions.


97 posted on 11/02/2004 12:33:21 PM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: Mudboy Slim

Voted this AM in NOVA: In line at 7; finished by 7:30. Line was the longest I've seen at my polling place in 25 years. Everyone was very quiet and seemed more somber than in other years. DNC shills looked shell-shocked. Hardly anyone accepting their literature. Estimate 200 people in line.


98 posted on 11/02/2004 12:50:43 PM PST by Thom Pain (Bush will take 55%: F'n will get 43% (including 12% from the deceased))
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To: MoJo2001

MOJO - Please call 497-2222. It's the only republican # I know off hand. My wife worked at Thelma Drakes office yesterday and she said they needed people to give rides to the polls. I would but I've been at work and I have to go again to work this evening. Meantime just about my whole family is out there at the polling place, STILL changing votes!


99 posted on 11/02/2004 1:07:54 PM PST by UsnDadof8 (Get out there and vote)
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To: Thom Pain
Oh, I forgot to mention:

I voted for sKerry, before I voted against him.

100 posted on 11/02/2004 1:16:18 PM PST by Thom Pain (Bush will take 55%: F'n will get 43% (including 12% from the deceased))
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