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Posted on 11/03/2009 4:35:31 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook
An early voting report from Virginia's 1st Congressional District, epicenter for today's expected GOP tsunami in the Old Dominion.
I reside in York County, not far from Fort Eustis and the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center. The district is heavily Republican; John McCain got more than 60% of the vote here last year.
Polls open in Virginia at 6 a.m. I arrived at my voting place (a local elementary school) at 6:45. The parking lot was 80% full at that hour, and more cars were arriving by the minute. The level activity seemed comparable to what I saw during the most recent presidential election, although I voted later in the day in 2008.
Outside the precinct, the GOP had two pollworkers passing our sample Republican ballots. Demand was heavy; by comparison, the Democrats had just one representative handing out their sample ballots. With the exception of a few African-American voters, there were virtally no takers.
Inside the polling place, there were 20 people ahead of me in line. However, the ballot is short (governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and one race for the House of Delegates), so the line moved quickly. I was out the door at 6:50 a.m. and by that time, almost 200 people had voted at this particular precinct.
Outside the school, signs for the Republican team (Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli) outnumbered those for the Democratic candidates by at least an 8-1 margin. However, this is a solidly Republican district, so you'd expect to see that sort of advantage for the GOP.
For all FReepers in VA: you know your mission for today. Get out and vote, and put the Old Dominion back in the GOP column. And while you're at it, say a prayer for Chris Christie and Doug Hoffman.
Thanks for the update.
By comparison, my precinct in Northern VA is heavily D. When the polls opened, there was no traffic to speak of, nor any line. Pubbies may do well up here today.
Will it be enough to offset the fraud of ACORN?
I hope so
No. Va, Woodson High school voting location:
I was #42 to vote at 6:15am
Well, only the Mayor and one city council position on my ballot down here in NC today - but I still voted.
Slow, Slow day in my neck of NC.
Little hotter up there in Wake county for the school board positions - bussing vs no bussing.
Thanks! I am dying over here in Sweden. It’s already 2 o’clock and nothing...I might be up all night.
Surely such activity as intimidation at a polling place is a FEDERAL OFFENSE. Where is the FBI? How did this happen?
Way too early to tell, folks. It’s going to be a long day, just like a year ago.
Don’t rest on your laurels.
Hound everyone you know to get out and VOTE AGAINST LEFTISTS.
A lot of divisions and fissures can be driven within the ranks of the rats, in my opinion, this year and next. It will weaken Obama in some key, pivotal states even further that he will need in 2012 in his Electoral College column. There is no way in HECK that Obama could take Virginia from Palin in 2012, but it is a long, tough road. Now is the time to start peddling that chaos and disatisfaction on their side, IMHO. This will discourage them and force their GOTV numbers even more within their key constituencies, who were JAZZED about Obamba in 2008.
My friend, we got it easy here in Tokyo, Japan. All the fun and numbers roll in around late morning our time Wednesday, right during our coffee breaks and during the lunch hour! Then we head for Ginza or Yurakucho in the evening to celebrate with some well-deserved Kirin beers! ;-)
Apparently obozo is bringing out the vote!
Pray for America’s Freedom
I’m in Lee County, NC and I was 28th to vote in my precinct at about 7:10 am. Mayor, two city council seats and a confidence/no confidence vote on the sales tax surcharge on the ballot. Slow and steady.
As Rush says, fourth-generation democrat parasite voters don't even wake up until noon.
I was visiting my daughter in the Woodbridge area this
past weekend. Saw lots of McDonnell signs and bumper
stickers. I only saw one car with a Deeds bumper stickers
.....next to about 3 stickers for Dear Leader.
Old Dominion back in the GOP column
With the state going Democrat in the election and two Democratic Senators, Virginia has a long way to go til it can be called a red state again.
How exciting!!!! I wish I was there instead of in Texas. Of course,just for today, :)
Prayers for sure. The MSM and MSNBC are in full throttle this morning saying “moderates need not apply” lol. So obvious