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2008-11-04 8:11:28 AM  
I've already placed my vote for McCain...
 
2008-11-04 8:11:47 AM  
I wrote in McFife/Platkat, mostly because they have the best (only) political sign on TF.
 
2008-11-04 8:12:18 AM  
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/hail to the president, baby
 
2008-11-04 8:12:19 AM  
Leroy Spankowitz
 
2008-11-04 8:12:23 AM  
this thread is original, and i think that it will be the only one that is posted today.

I remain a McFife supporter even after his latest gaffes.
 
2008-11-04 8:14:17 AM  

dimoko: this thread is original, and i think that it will be the only one that is posted today.


God this place is going to be a shiathole today.
 
2008-11-04 8:15:40 AM  
I nominate my ass.
 
2008-11-04 8:15:55 AM  
I figured I'd get up early and get voting out of the way. Huge lines at my polling place. A couple of county cops wandered through at one point and said that it was the same all over the rest of the county. "There were even 40 people in line at Nonesuch. I think that's all of em"
 
2008-11-04 8:16:24 AM  

RubyRed: I nominate my ass.


I nominate your ass, too

.
 
2008-11-04 8:16:31 AM  
Chuck Baldwin.
 
2008-11-04 8:17:11 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:17:25 AM  

RubyRed: I nominate my ass.


can i change my vote to your ass?
 
2008-11-04 8:17:52 AM  
Drew: Huge lines at my polling place.

Gotta love all mail in elections around here. :)
 
2008-11-04 8:18:05 AM  
I voted three weeks ago by mail.
 
2008-11-04 8:18:12 AM  

Drew: I figured I'd get up early and get voting out of the way. Huge lines at my polling place. A couple of county cops wandered through at one point and said that it was the same all over the rest of the county. "There were even 40 people in line at Nonesuch. I think that's all of em"


there were people calling in to local radio stations a plea for old people to wait until after their half sandwiches at 11, so working people could vote before they went to work.
 
2008-11-04 8:18:27 AM  
George Clinton
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"Pledge a groovallegiance to the funk
The United Funk of Funkadelica
Uh, dey funk, well dey funk, today funk
Of da United Funk of Funkadelica

I pledge groovallegiance to the flag
Of funky, funky, funkadelica, yeah"
 
2008-11-04 8:18:50 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:19:00 AM  
I didn't vote yet.

I hope leave work early and vote at around 2 pm.
 
2008-11-04 8:19:07 AM  
voted already

guy at the polling place said someone was waiting outside 20 minutes before he was allowed to open
 
2008-11-04 8:19:51 AM  
I wrote in one of my ferrets, because he's the king of the ferrets.
 
2008-11-04 8:19:51 AM  
I prevoted here in NC last week. Pat Paulsen all the way baby...
 
2008-11-04 8:20:17 AM  
If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.
 
2008-11-04 8:20:17 AM  
it was hard not to smile while i voted... haha

it was an odd feeling, voting for a candidate instead of against a candidate
 
2008-11-04 8:20:18 AM  
As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?
 
2008-11-04 8:20:26 AM  

Malkor: I didn't vote yet.

I hope leave work early and vote at around 2 pm.


That's my plan. We'll see what happens.
 
2008-11-04 8:20:28 AM  
I voted early. Took me 4 hours, and I got there at 8:30am. Was rather boring.
 
2008-11-04 8:20:36 AM  
 
2008-11-04 8:20:47 AM  
I voted a month ago, so i'm going to be getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-11-04 8:20:48 AM  
I've probably missed a dozen threads on this topic, but why isn't Election Day a holiday like in other countries?
 
2008-11-04 8:20:50 AM  
In China, it's called an erection.
 
2008-11-04 8:21:01 AM  
Wait, wtf?

"2008 Election Thread: nominate your own candidate for president (voting enabled)" -> "2008 Morning Election Thread. Post your stories about voting this am"
 
2008-11-04 8:21:02 AM  
im not voting. i srsly cant decide.

mccain has experience, but obama will change urrrvrything.
 
2008-11-04 8:21:04 AM  
Some old lady was giggling and I think she sharted.
 
2008-11-04 8:21:08 AM  
Got to the polls about a half hour early, and there were already 500 people or so in line. By the time I voted (took 40 minutes), the line had doubled itself. It was great to see!
 
2008-11-04 8:21:11 AM  

spencurai: If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.


i dont think my state has early voting

even if the whole country had early voting i bet PA wouldnt
 
2008-11-04 8:21:12 AM  
Over 100 in line at my polling place. I'll take an early lunch and go then.
 
2008-11-04 8:21:26 AM  
Voted, stood in line for an hour - Roanoke, Virginia.

/NObama
 
2008-11-04 8:21:30 AM  
I guess I will vote for RubyRed's ass too....

/can't vote until after work :(
 
2008-11-04 8:21:33 AM  
Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.
 
2008-11-04 8:21:40 AM  

Drew: I figured I'd get up early and get voting out of the way. Huge lines at my polling place. A couple of county cops wandered through at one point and said that it was the same all over the rest of the county. "There were even 40 people in line at Nonesuch. I think that's all of em"


Don't forget to pick up your free sex toy from Babeland
 
2008-11-04 8:21:46 AM  
7:30 AM in Northwest NJ, 2 people in line. Took 5 minutes, wasn't even late for work :-(

/Kodos 2008
 
2008-11-04 8:21:52 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:22:05 AM  
Oh for cryin' out loud - I'm Canadian. Why would I even bother to comment in this thread. I mean, what am I? Some sort of moron? (Please don't answer that.) That being said, I would like to encourage all my neighbours to the south to vote early - AND OFTEN!
Cheers!
 
2008-11-04 8:22:13 AM  
Drove past the polling place this morning, and it was empty. Just a few cars.

Still plan on voting with the Girlfriend later this afternoon.

Who knows how insane it will be.
 
2008-11-04 8:22:31 AM  
Voted at 6:45. I'm 41, and it was the first time I felt like I was really voting for something worthwhile.
 
2008-11-04 8:22:43 AM  
Got to the polling place in southwest (that's real) Virginia at 6:00, waited in line for ten minutes, and voted for Obama :D
 
2008-11-04 8:22:45 AM  

DistendedPendulusFrenulum: RubyRed: I nominate my ass.

I nominate your ass, too

.


I nom nom your ass.
 
2008-11-04 8:22:49 AM  
My boyfriend took the day off so he could drive people to and from the polls who have no transportation.

I'm quite proud of him.
 
2008-11-04 8:23:18 AM  
I voted in my underwear, with a voter pamphlet in one hand and a beer in the other.

Hey, I live in Oregon. We can do that.
 
2008-11-04 8:23:18 AM  

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


I'll just vote twice for Obama. Will that work for you?
 
2008-11-04 8:23:33 AM  
spencurai: If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.


ZOMG, UR TEH IDIOT. I VOTED BY MAIL. HOPE YOU ENJOYED WAITING IN LINE MORAN!!11!
 
2008-11-04 8:23:52 AM  

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


From what I'm seeing, all Englishmen would vote for Obama if they could.

Fingers crossed.
 
2008-11-04 8:24:03 AM  
When I got to the polling station this morning EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE TRIED TO KILL ME!!!! I ALMOST DIED WITH ALL THE ATTEMPTED KILLING GOING ON!!!!
 
2008-11-04 8:24:08 AM  
Got in line at 5:15, voted by 7, home now. Obama/Biden FTW.
 
2008-11-04 8:24:09 AM  
I voted a week and a half ago. Popcorn in hand :-)
 
2008-11-04 8:24:10 AM  
I showed up at 6:30, a half hour before it opened. Really long lines. The guy in front of me had a ton of cologne on and I was initially disgusted; as time went on, though, I started to dig it and tried to sneak some sniffs off him in a hetero way.

People got yelled at for being retarded and persistently going into the wrong lines. It took me about 1 minute and 27 seconds to understand the computer thingee that took my vote for Obama. I didn't know anything about any of the other elections, but I voted Democrat down the line because fark the repubs.

The end.
 
2008-11-04 8:24:13 AM  
I voted a couple of weeks ago.

/Canadian
//ha! voting enabled
 
2008-11-04 8:24:23 AM  

Snarfangel: I voted in my underwear, with a voter pamphlet in one hand and a beer in the other.

Hey, I live in Oregon. We can do that.


Did you also indicate your nomination by shooting at the right place on the voting form?
 
2008-11-04 8:24:46 AM  
Got there just before 6am and the line probably had 30 people. Still took 20 minutes. I didn't know we use the old machine thingies in NY.
 
2008-11-04 8:24:56 AM  
I voted two Saturdays ago, but this morning I had to take my roommate to vote. He had his license revoked about 3 weeks ago for a DUI, and couldn't vote with me because (shock and surprise) *apparently* you can't vote using a revoked license as ID. So, first I had to drive him to the DMV to get a state ID, then I had to drive him to the polls. And I thinkn he's voting Libertarian. Or is the Boston Tea Party something else?

/I charged him $10 a gallon. I don't condone DUI.

/He's finding his own ride home.
 
2008-11-04 8:24:57 AM  
Voted for Obama in NJ this morning at 7, absolutely no line. Since we were early for work, we took the early time to get us some Wawa coffee. Yum. And then we sat in the train station and listened to WNYC -- Brian Lehrer said when he went at 5:50 am there were already 30 people on line, in Inwood (upper Manhattan)
 
2008-11-04 8:25:15 AM  

RubberFootMan: Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?

From what I'm seeing, all Englishmen would vote for Obama if they could.

Fingers crossed.


/Englishman
//Would go Obama
 
2008-11-04 8:25:20 AM  
Wow, the purpose of this thread just up and changed fast.

Think my boss will let me skip out of work an hour or two early to get to the polls?

Difficulty: I get off at 10 AM.
 
2008-11-04 8:25:23 AM  
Oh, and I had Whitesnake's "Is This Love" going through my head the entire hour or so I was in line.
 
2008-11-04 8:25:33 AM  
I never got my absentee ballot, so I'm unable to vote, and I've never felt so guilty in all my life. This is the first time in my adult life that I haven't voted, and that includes all the various local and special elections. Fortunately, the county I'd be voting in (St. Louis City) is going to be like 99% for Obama, so I'm not worried about my vote making a significant difference. Regardless, I'm sad and a little disappointed that I won't be participating.

However, I will wear my Obama pin all day today, and laugh as John McCain concedes tonight.
 
2008-11-04 8:25:50 AM  
my wife left the house at 5:45 this morning to "beat the rush" and is in line, still probably 1-2 hours away from the polls. It's 7:25 now. Looking forward to my own experience here in a little while. I think I'll bring lunch for me and the folks standing next to me.
 
2008-11-04 8:25:53 AM  
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A vote for Arelas is a vote for sexy Llamas in fishnet stockings and deep red lipstick.
 
2008-11-04 8:26:14 AM  

MonkeyVegetables: it was hard not to smile while i voted... haha

it was an odd feeling, voting for a candidate instead of against a candidate


Amen to that!

I haven't voted yet, but then again, I live right across the street from my polling place, so I'm just watching out the window for a good time. I'm thinking 10-ish after the pre-work crowd clears out a little. I can't wait until this whole thing is done.
 
2008-11-04 8:26:15 AM  

linc654: to vote early - AND OFTEN!
Cheers!


Wow.
 
2008-11-04 8:26:21 AM  
Got there at 6:05. 5 other people in front of me. The first one got there at 3:50. Everyone else got there after 5:50

Made my choice between the douchebag and the turd sandwich. (not going to say which) Disappointed to see the Cynthia McKinney was not on the ballot.

Was out of there by 7:10

The person who got there at 3:50? She was still trying to figure out the ballot as I walked out the door.

Line was wrapped around the building when I left. (approx 50 people)

Going to be an interesting day.

/ Vote for me!!!!!
 
2008-11-04 8:26:29 AM  
I don't know who the Communist Party candidate is this election. Anybody?
 
2008-11-04 8:26:34 AM  
Already in and out in 20 minutes in Lawrence, KS.
 
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2008-11-04 8:26:45 AM  
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bah. they both suck.

/votey?
 
2008-11-04 8:26:47 AM  

willydwonka: Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?

I'll just vote twice for Obama. Will that work for you?


Thanks, works for me.
 
2008-11-04 8:26:50 AM  
Longest lines I've seen in a long time...

Everyone was pretty upbeat and chatty.

On the way in a guy joked, "You can only vote here if you're voting for Obama".

Told him that wouldn't be a problem... This is Massachusetts, after all.
 
2008-11-04 8:26:53 AM  

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


No, you no can haz vote, not yours!

Strongbad '08!

/who need's a VP with talent like that?
 
2008-11-04 8:27:05 AM  

RubyRed: I nominate my ass.


I already voted this morning...
but if I could change my vote, it would be yours!
 
2008-11-04 8:27:19 AM  

spencurai: If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.


So are you one of those people who waited in line for 4+ hours to vote early so that you wouldn't have to wait in 4+ hour long lines?
 
2008-11-04 8:27:30 AM  

PATS0707: I don't know who the Communist Party candidate is this election. Anybody?


Obama/Biden

/I keed
 
2008-11-04 8:27:35 AM  
Voted by mail 2 weeks ago for Nader.
 
2008-11-04 8:27:38 AM  
Some old guy behind me in line said, "So who's the old guy and who's the black guy, again?" I lol'd.
 
2008-11-04 8:27:42 AM  

gatsome: Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.


x2, except I went in at 8. Couldn't help but notice you live in New York. Although I prefer the old lever/curtain machine to the electronic voting crap that's being pawned on a lot of people this year.
 
2008-11-04 8:27:44 AM  
RubyRed: I nominate my ass.

Seconded. All in Favor Say Aye!
 
2008-11-04 8:27:55 AM  

darkhorse23: Got in line at 5:15, voted by 7, home now. Obama/Biden FTW.


5:15? Damn. I got in line at 6:40, polls opened at 7, I was on my way by 7:30. There were a lot of people in front of me, but a hell of a lot more behind. I left out a different exit on the other side of the block so I didn't see what the final line was though.
 
2008-11-04 8:28:01 AM  
I voted for RE/MAX and Prudential, they got the best lawn signs, seem well committed.

And I know that Century21 is probably a damn socialist.
 
2008-11-04 8:28:01 AM  
mikaloyd: A vote for Arelas is a vote for sexy Llamas alpacas in fishnet stockings and deep red lipstick.

FTFY. Welcome back!
 
2008-11-04 8:28:35 AM  
Voted early 2 weeks ago. Voted for Obama/Biden and the Dems all down the line. I wouldn't vote for a republican dog catcher at this point.
 
2008-11-04 8:28:41 AM  
We need a special "Election" tab for today. This is gonna get unruly.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:02 AM  
Voted for Barack in Indiana this morning. Not a long line for my precinct, but for the other two in the same voting location, there was a long line out the door before the polls opened.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:08 AM  
Voted on a Scantron form this morning in Alachua County, FL. Started a small riot when placing my ballot into the reader machine I turned to the older lady poll worker and said, "Where do I get my receipt?"

She looked at me odd and handed me a sticker and said something to the effect of, "Here now everyone will know you voted."

Jokingly I replied (perhaps a little too loudly) with, "Well, how will we all know our votes get added up correctly?"

Man did this catch the attention of all the older folks. A sizable gang of walkers swiftly made an about face from the door and shuffled back over to inquirer about how they knew that there vote was to be counted.

I left.

Laughed all the way to work.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:19 AM  

keylock71: On the way in a guy joked, "You can only vote here if you're voting for Obama".


Oh that is hi-larious! What a jokester he is!
 
2008-11-04 8:29:25 AM  
I voted for Stalin because his mustache strikes fear in the hearts of men.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:26 AM  
Voted this morning in Saline (near Ann Arbor, MI) -- I got there around 6:40am, and was the 40th person in line.

Once the polls opened, I was out in ~30 minutes. As I left, the line had tripled, and more were pulling in - probably around 200 people in line.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:29 AM  
I'm not voting until this afternoon, but a coworker told me he was at the polls 15 minutes before they opened and was #40. So for what that anecdote is worth, Pennsylvania may see record numbers. Good weather too.
 
2008-11-04 8:29:46 AM  
Vote Early, Vote Often!

/obscure?
//I keed
 
2008-11-04 8:29:53 AM  
Wasn't too bad, actually. I went in, showed my ID, and I voted for Obama. Used a scantron type sheet, which I felt good about due to the silly crap that touchscreens can do. After that, I got a sticker that said I voted and I came home.

Interesting tidbit: My voting place had over 400 people show up to vote today before 8am. The guy who told me said they usually wouldn't get that all day. This election is going to be HUGE.

/gObama
 
2008-11-04 8:30:02 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Voted by mail 2 weeks ago for Nader.


Do did you put your ballot in the mailbox or just throw it directly into the trash?

/Voted for Nader in 2000
//Learned my damn lesson
///Voted Green in 2004
////Obama 2008
 
2008-11-04 8:30:12 AM  
I came for the CTHULHU pic and left satisfied.
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Today we go out and do my favorite three letter word, V-O-T-E!

/Good luck for your choice, even though someone else thinks he sucks.
 
2008-11-04 8:30:16 AM  
I got up at 5:30 today in order to vote at 6, right when the polls opened. I live in Greenwich Village, so my vote pretty means nothing, since this is the most Democratic congressional district in America. But I wanted to participate.

The polling place was packed. At 6 AM. The line to vote was already twisted around the room twice. There was no noticeable pattern to the people already there - old, young, black, white, white collar, blue collar. Everyone was happy and excited and the feeling the room was palpable. Manhattan uses old voting machines which work like slot machines, so there's no worry of a stolen vote, and everyone happily waited their turn.

It's gonna be a long day today, but its gonna be a good one. Something special's going on.
 
2008-11-04 8:30:30 AM  
Both of the kids are home since there's no school today. We're gonna walk to the polling place about 9:45. We want to get in between the rush of people voting before work and people voting on their lunch breaks.
 
2008-11-04 8:30:39 AM  
I voted for John McClane! He's a Die Hard patriot.

/yippie cay yeah!
 
2008-11-04 8:30:44 AM  

MonkeyVegetables: it was hard not to smile while i voted... haha

it was an odd feeling, voting for a candidate instead of against a candidate


This!

I was # 14 in line at 5:50...when I left, about 100 people waiting
 
2008-11-04 8:30:44 AM  
I can't vote until tomorrow anyways since I'm voting for Obama.
 
2008-11-04 8:30:49 AM  
bonechiller: However, I will wear my Obama pin all day today, and laugh as John McCain concedes tonight.

STL is going to surprise people. Missouri will be a big surprise.

//now have you farkied as a STL'er too
 
2008-11-04 8:30:51 AM  

Joe Six-Keg: Wasn't too bad, actually. I went in, showed my ID, and I voted for Obama. Used a scantron type sheet, which I felt good about due to the silly crap that touchscreens can do. After that, I got a sticker that said I voted and I came home.

Interesting tidbit: My voting place had over 400 people show up to vote today before 8am. The guy who told me said they usually wouldn't get that all day. This election is going to be HUGE.

/gObama


You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:31:01 AM  

MonstarMike: Voted on a Scantron form this morning in Alachua County, FL. Started a small riot when placing my ballot into the reader machine I turned to the older lady poll worker and said, "Where do I get my receipt?"

She looked at me odd and handed me a sticker and said something to the effect of, "Here now everyone will know you voted."

Jokingly I replied (perhaps a little too loudly) with, "Well, how will we all know our votes get added up correctly?"

Man did this catch the attention of all the older folks. A sizable gang of walkers swiftly made an about face from the door and shuffled back over to inquirer about how they knew that there vote was to be counted.

I left.

Laughed all the way to work.


Nice!
 
2008-11-04 8:31:07 AM  
They told me to relieve the stress on the polls that McCain voters across the country are voting today (Tuesday), and Obama voters should vote tomorrow. Some new thing. Tell your friends.
 
2008-11-04 8:31:36 AM  
Are we really going to elect someone with 3 years experience to the highest office in the country?

This was an email sent to me.. but its very relevant..
Yesterday on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed. Once in the restaurant, my server had on an "Obama 08" tie, --- again I laughed -- just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the "Obama redistribution of wealth concept". He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside, as I decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

OR IS IT.........REDISTRIBUTION OF SOMEONE ELSE'S WEALTH IS A GREAT IDEA..............or just a fool's political game!!
 
2008-11-04 8:31:50 AM  
I showed up at 6:30 and I was 30th in line. By the time they opened the doors at 7, there had to be another 150 in line behind me. The first person showed up at 5. I live in a small borough in PA. We don't even have out own post office, so yeah, we're teeny.

Interestingly, no one talked to me. Maybe it was my KinkySpace hat? Whatever. I voted and I am a perv! Suck it, vanillas!!
 
2008-11-04 8:31:51 AM  
Some lunatic in my precinct went farking berserk because some other lady (with her daughter in tow) was wearing a t-shirt of a candidate. I actually did not see which candidate, because she was in from of me in line, and was forced to remove the t-shirt (she had a sweater underneath. I said to the lunatic lady, "Hey, I think you're wrong about that."

"No," she replied, "It's illegal!!!"

I am pretty sure this biatch was wrong and I told her so. She walked out of the school where the voting was set up shouting that it was illegal the whole way out. The lady with the t-shirt and her daughter were both upset, but they did get to vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:31:53 AM  
I voted for MD to get early voting, because I couldn't vote early.. and was late for work, where I Fark all day. And by fark I mean read Fark, not fark... farking at work could get me fired, then *I* would be farked.

/fark it
//slashies
 
2008-11-04 8:31:58 AM  
This one time, 'k - this one time, Randy Beaman's mom watched me go out on my way to work - 'k - and she watched me as I went and I voted.

...

'K, bye.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:00 AM  

Jamdug!: In China, it's called an erection.


And if it's a contest between a 72 year old guy and a black man the result is the same.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:21 AM  

smooshie: Got to the polling place in southwest (that's real) Virginia at 6:00, waited in line for ten minutes, and voted for Obama :D


Got to the polling place in Northern (more important) Virginia at 7:30, saw a line of 100 people out the door, was told that was the line for last names H-M, was shuttled to another line for my last name that was empty, voted, in and out in 4 minutes.

Why the hell did I get up so early.

/Teasing about the Northern Virginia thing
// btw, we could use a little more of your cash for the potholes on our roads.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:26 AM  
I've voted three times already, and I'm going back for more.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:26 AM  
So seriously, guys, we haven't really talked about this yet, and it's getting down to crunch-time. We all need to do our part to steal this election. For my part, I'm going to hack the state computers and change all instances of John McCain's name to Captain Crunch. Although, to be fair, Captain Crunch was totally a war hero and should be an Admiral by now.

/4 more years of balanced breakfasts!
 
2008-11-04 8:32:31 AM  
Voted in Charlottesville, Virginia this morning. No line outside but there was a line of black people at the counter who found themselves missing from the rolls.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:36 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:32:36 AM  
While there has never been a line when I voted, I kind of guessed there would be today. Biked to the polling place at 645 and there were a good number of people in line already. Waited 30 minutes and got in to vote. When I left the line was getting longer.

/wishes Michigan had early voting
//yes prop 1&2
 
2008-11-04 8:32:40 AM  
Oh shiat, my ass is gonna be sore after the liters have their way with it.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:43 AM  
My mom was generous enough to stand in line starting at 5:50 while I kept sleeping. Hopped in line at 6:45. Voted about 10 minutes ago.

There were 200 people in line at 6. There were probably 350 when the polls opened at 7.

The local news had similar pictures all over the state.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:49 AM  
Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?

Fear not- Thousands are already voting, 2, 3, 4,50 times, so as to cover deprived folks such as yourself. Democrats love to spread the votes around.
 
2008-11-04 8:32:59 AM  
GUAM results

1 OBAMA, Barack 6,315
2 MCCAIN, John 3,753

Link (new window)
 
2008-11-04 8:33:00 AM  

spencurai:
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.


Hope it feels good wasting your vote!

Just kidding, but hope you voted for Bob Barr. Not that Barr is a great candidate but the Libertarian party needs the numbers to get on future ballots. The constitutional party generally has religious wingnuts on its ballot (Chuck Baldwin being an exception for the rule, somewhat) And the green party needs to be laughed at for nominating Cynthia.

//Sorry did I just insult your choices? :)
 
2008-11-04 8:33:09 AM  
I'm going to cast my volt to elect ricity!! Shocking election, isn't it? I just miss Ross Perot with his flipcharts however.
 
2008-11-04 8:33:18 AM  
BTW: I stocked up yesterday on all the ammo I will need for the riots this evening.

Which did you vote for? The douchebag or the turd sandwich?


/ Cynthia McKinney FTW!!!!!!
 
2008-11-04 8:33:24 AM  
I just became a US citizen in 2006, and this will be the first time that I get to vote!!

/Voting Obama
//We have something in common...we're both living the 'American Dream'
 
2008-11-04 8:33:31 AM  
Voted a month ago. City of 25,000. Was in and out in 20 minutes.

/suck it McCain
 
2008-11-04 8:33:32 AM  
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And this is an OHIO ballot.
 
2008-11-04 8:33:50 AM  

gatsome: Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.


Same with me. There were a few other voters (I was voter #50!) but they just had me sign next to my old signature. Mildly disconcerting, but since NY just goes Dem anyway, I guess they aren't too concerned with voter fraud.

/I've been following the election as much for the spectacle, and I've still got a funny feeling that this is going to be really historic. Hopefully people aren't going to expect me to get any real work done today.
//"Screw your copier problems, the greens are standing two feet too close in Bumblefark, Iowa!"
 
2008-11-04 8:33:57 AM  
Waited in line for 1.25 hours, but things went smoothly.

/Obama for President
 
2008-11-04 8:34:03 AM  
I voted for Joe Walsh for President of the United States.
 
2008-11-04 8:34:29 AM  
I like my vote like I like my coffee, early and absentee.

/whargarbl
 
2008-11-04 8:34:44 AM  
Disenfranchising voters...

It's ok when the Democrats do it:

Registrations found on roadside in Tampa FL
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article888375.ece

Military Voters disenfranchised, of course:
http://hamptonroads.com/print/486648
 
2008-11-04 8:34:47 AM  
My wife just reported in to me that our precinct was crowded at the open, but she got through in about 20 minutes.

/Cleveland, TN
//I'll be braving the crowds this afternoon.
///both of us bucking our redneck, racist state and voting Obama
 
2008-11-04 8:34:49 AM  
If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot


B) Concerned about the very local races.

I waited until the local paper gave the analysis of the local races, those are the ones were my vote counts.

/Petrella for county board!
 
2008-11-04 8:34:55 AM  
Arrived at the poll at 5:50. Parking was terrible. The line was 250 feet outside the building, but it moved pretty quickly. I finished at 7:05. It was a lot better than last time when it took me about 2.5 hrs to vote. The paper ballots really helped to move the line because there were only 3 electronic machines.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:01 AM  
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Chalk up another vote for Cthulhu
 
2008-11-04 8:35:03 AM  
I voted for Cynthia McKinney.

I am also urging everyone in Nebraska's 2nd District to vote for the man with some proven job experience(he was a lawyer) Lee Terry for Congress.

Go Lee Terry, let's rock that fireman's hall tonight.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:07 AM  
I live in Evanston, IL, possibly the most liberal city in the midwest if not the country. About 30 people in line. Early projections have Obama winning Evanston 97%-3%.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:10 AM  

DamnYankees: You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.


I voted in VA and they did not require ID. Of course the guy in front of me just blindly handed it over without it even being asked for, but it is not required.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:19 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: keylock71: On the way in a guy joked, "You can only vote here if you're voting for Obama".

Oh that is hi-larious! What a jokester he is!


Heh... most folks in the line laughed. It was obviously a joke.

You should try taking things less seriously...
 
2008-11-04 8:35:32 AM  
Gorgeous weather in Grand Rapids, Mi. Polls opened at 7am, I arrived at 7:45 and got to vote about 8:05. I was voter 121 on the machine for my district. More African-Americans than I'm used to seeing at local elections, including people who brought their children with them. So there I am, a big softie, trying not to cry in the election line. My eyes watered a little though.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:34 AM  
I voted straight Libertarian. But that's only because Thoth-Amon and Thulsa Doom weren't running this year.

The thing that got me today was numerous people showed up to vote, but were at the wrong precinct. Most of them had lived in the area for several years and never knew where their polling stations were. They've been here that long and haven't ever voted? No wonder we've had so many farking retards in office for so long.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:35 AM  
Haven't voted yet, but I'm one of the lucky folks who gets to vote for Obama and Tinklenberg this evening. Looking forward to it.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:39 AM  

biffstallion: Military Voters disenfranchised, of course:
http://hamptonroads.com/print/486648


Democrats aren't at fault on that one, dumbass.
 
2008-11-04 8:35:40 AM  
I am actually considering not voting cause no matter who I vote for it wont make a difference (NJ here) They are a SUPER Obama state. My wife told me there was a girl outside yelling good morning voters and that nobody is stupid enough to vote for McCain and stuff like that. Yes she was black and yes its a mainly black community. I just don't want the headache of being in line that long. If I do vote it will not be for either of the 2 crappy candidates that are put up by the main parties so like I said.. it wont matter if I vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:36:17 AM  

stiletto_the_wise: DamnYankees: You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.

I voted in VA and they did not require ID. Of course the guy in front of me just blindly handed it over without it even being asked for, but it is not required.


Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
 
2008-11-04 8:36:20 AM  

ChickenMcBastard: gatsome: Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.

x2, except I went in at 8. Couldn't help but notice you live in New York. Although I prefer the old lever/curtain machine to the electronic voting crap that's being pawned on a lot of people this year.


Yeah I'm up in Saugerties, home of the garlic festival and Jimmy Fallon. Not a native though, only been here a couple years.
 
2008-11-04 8:36:21 AM  
I voted by mail about a week ago.

Wrote in "None of the above" for President and voted straight Libertarian down-ballot.

/Harris County, Texas
 
2008-11-04 8:36:35 AM  

Connector_connection: I am actually considering not voting cause no matter who I vote for it wont make a difference (NJ here) They are a SUPER Obama state.


LOCAL ELECTIONS.
Change starts from the bottom.
 
2008-11-04 8:36:36 AM  
Got there at 6:45, was out by 7:30. About 50 people in front of me, and about the same amount behind me when I left. Seemed like things were going pretty smoothly.

/Obama!
 
2008-11-04 8:37:03 AM  

DamnYankees: Joe Six-Keg: Wasn't too bad, actually. I went in, showed my ID, and I voted for Obama. Used a scantron type sheet, which I felt good about due to the silly crap that touchscreens can do. After that, I got a sticker that said I voted and I came home.

Interesting tidbit: My voting place had over 400 people show up to vote today before 8am. The guy who told me said they usually wouldn't get that all day. This election is going to be HUGE.

/gObama

You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.



In Florida you have to have something, and you don't even need to have your voter ID card on you because they never ask for it.

That said, you can use a student ID that doesn't have your address, a debit card that doesn't have your photo or address, and a number of other thing too. (Being Florida, one form of valid ID on the list was a "condo association ID." heh)
 
2008-11-04 8:37:05 AM  
One more write-in for Ron Paul! Wheeee!
 
2008-11-04 8:37:16 AM  
I live directly across from my polling place. What do I see this morning?

*crickets*

Nothing. There are 3-4 cars over there, and I am willing to bet that is the workers.
 
2008-11-04 8:37:27 AM  
Voted on Friday, actually. Stood in line three hours to vote for Obama. Of course, I live in Georgia so I'm sure it'll go to McCain anyway... sometimes it feels futile.
 
2008-11-04 8:37:27 AM  

RubyRed: I nominate my ass.


wait...has it been properly vetted?
 
2008-11-04 8:37:44 AM  
Left my house at 7:20 and walked to the polls. There was about 10-15 people in line, but it moved quickly. Got my paper ballot and filled it out, stuck it in the machine and left. I was back home by 7:50.

I've never had a problem at my polling place, but a lot of people I know are still waiting in line.
 
2008-11-04 8:37:48 AM  
Obama's voting in Chicago :D
 
2008-11-04 8:37:51 AM  
Obama voting right now - live on the magic video box.
 
2008-11-04 8:37:53 AM  

Kitwilly: I live in Evanston, IL, possibly the most liberal city in the midwest if not the country. About 30 people in line. Early projections have Obama winning Evanston 97%-3%.


You should come to Provincetown in Massachusetts sometime

/You may change your opinion
 
2008-11-04 8:37:54 AM  
I'm cool with redistributing my wealth, I do it via charity all the time.

Plus, in Obama's plan, only something like 20% of us Americans are waiters and the other 80% of us are homeless people. So 80% of the people in the country would be happy.

It's weird that so many people think they're the waiter in Obama's plan.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:07 AM  
I voted at 7:10 in my little town of 7000 people. there were over 100 people in line when they opened the doors.

/Obama
//Get off your rump and get to the polls.
 
Cog
2008-11-04 8:38:09 AM  
Walking the mile to the polling place and got in line at 7:15. One hour and 45 minutes later I was done and out. No troubles at all.

/Central PA
//we don't have early voting here.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:10 AM  

Amadour1: Gorgeous weather in Grand Rapids, Mi. Polls opened at 7am, I arrived at 7:45 and got to vote about 8:05. I was voter 121 on the machine for my district. More African-Americans than I'm used to seeing at local elections, including people who brought their children with them. So there I am, a big softie, trying not to cry in the election line. My eyes watered a little though.



A bunch of loud whiny children who have no real place in a polling area made you cry?

I don't get it.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:11 AM  
I voted Obama off the island.

What? Was that wrong? This isn't Survivor? Crap. Heading back to polling place now..........
 
2008-11-04 8:38:25 AM  
I was an extra in a Spike Lee zombie movie.

Got to the polling site at about 6:30AM, and there were about 150 people ahead of me. A vast majority were black, although only about 40% of the area is. Generally, few people were talking about the election, although a black guy behind me said that only people who either hate Obama or love Obama were there to vote.

I let it slide.

I did find the amount of picture-taking amusing as hell, though.

It was 35 minutes from the time the doors opened to the time I walked out of the site with my "I Voted, Holla At Ya Boy" sticker.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:42 AM  
Got to my polling place at 6:40 (opened at 7) and there was a line around the building. Didn't get out of there until 8:15. Probably twice as many people as I've ever seen there before the polls actually opened. It was unbelievable.

Of course, this is bad news...for Obama.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:45 AM  
Vote for Pedro. He will make all your dreams come true.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:51 AM  
> I'm voting democrat because Barbara
> Walters is my idol and so is P.. Diddy.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because English
> has no place being the official language in America.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather
> pay $4 for a gallon of gas than allow drilling for oil here
> in America.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I think
> the government will do a better job of spending my money
> than I ever
> could.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because when we
> pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq, I know the Islamic
> terrorists will
> stop trying to kill us because they'll think we're
> a good and decent
> people.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> people who can't tell us if it will rain in two or
> three days, can now
> tell us the polar ice ca ps will disa ppear in ten years if I
> don't start
> riding a bicycle, build a windmill or inflate my tires to
> proper levels.
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because it's
> alright to kill millions of babies as long as we keep
> violent,
> convicted murderers on death row alive.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> businesses in America should not be allowed to make
> profits.
> Businesses should just break even and give the rest to the
> government
> so politicians and bureaucrats can redistribute the money
> the way they
> think it should be redistributed.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> guns, and not the people misusing them, are the cause of
> crimes and
> killings.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because when
> s omeone with a weapon threatens my family or me, I know the
> government
> can respond faster through a call to 911 than I can with a
> gun in my
> hand.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because oil
> companies' 5% profit on a gallon of gas are obscene,
> but government
> taxes of 18% on the same gallon of gas are just fine.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> three or four elitist liberals should rewrite the
> Constitution every
> few months to suit some fringe element that could never get
> their
> agenda past voters.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because illegal
> aliens are not criminals, are not sucking up resources
> through
> government aid, hospital services, education, or social
> services, but
> are just people trying to make a better life by coming to
> America
> illegally. We can't blame them for that, can we?
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because the same
> teacher that didn't teach my child to read can
> reasonably educate them
> about sex.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because my trial
> lawyer's crippling multi-million dollar lawsuits
> against doctors,
> hospitals, drug companies, and HMO's will make health
> insurance and
> medicine much more affordable.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because Al
> Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and Jesse Jackson will end
> racism once and
> for all.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because Christians
> in the Republican Party are intolerant, theocratic
> warmongers and
> atheists like William Ayers have never hurt anybody.
>
&g t;
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat so that no family
> member of mine will die in a hospital bed. They will still
> be waiting
> in line for Obama's socialized medicine, so they will
> never actually
> make it into a hospital bed.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I like
> eminent domain and big business and government kicking me
> out of my
> home and taking my land..
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because everyone
> knows that raising taxes at the top won't hurt people
> at the bottom.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because skin color
> and good oratory skills are more important than judgment
> and experience.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because protecting
> barren wasteland is more important than energy
> independence.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because my college
> professor told me that America is evil and should give up
> its place in
> the world.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> that Cuba, Russia, and China should be on the United
> Nations Human
> Rights Council.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I believe
> that everyone is essentially good -- even people like
> Ahmadinejad who
> call for the destruction of Israel. He just needs a little
> understanding.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because we should
> all be forced to drive ugly cars with the horsepower of a
> riding
> lawnmower.
>
>
>
>
> I am voting Democrat because I believe
> in change; although I don't know WHAT the change will
> be, or HOW it
> will happen, AND I am pretty sure that I won't WANT to
> actually change
> anything I do, but still. . . I believe in change.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because the
> government knows how to raise children better than parents
> do.
>
>
>
>
> I'm voting Democrat because I want the
> rich to work harder, give me their money, and pay for my
> services so I
> don't have to.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:52 AM  
Wow - a black guy is voting for *himself* for President, walking with his kids showing them how it works.

I'm a proud American right now.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:54 AM  

willydwonka: loud whiny children


That's racist. No really, it is.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:54 AM  

CatfoodSpork: Some lunatic in my precinct went farking berserk because some other lady (with her daughter in tow) was wearing a t-shirt of a candidate. I actually did not see which candidate, because she was in from of me in line, and was forced to remove the t-shirt (she had a sweater underneath. I said to the lunatic lady, "Hey, I think you're wrong about that."

"No," she replied, "It's illegal!!!"

I am pretty sure this biatch was wrong and I told her so. She walked out of the school where the voting was set up shouting that it was illegal the whole way out. The lady with the t-shirt and her daughter were both upset, but they did get to vote.


Nope, she was right. You can't have any clothing with a candidate's name on it, nor can you have signs or other literature within 100' of a polling station.
 
2008-11-04 8:38:58 AM  

DamnYankees: Joe Six-Keg: Wasn't too bad, actually. I went in, showed my ID, and I voted for Obama. Used a scantron type sheet, which I felt good about due to the silly crap that touchscreens can do. After that, I got a sticker that said I voted and I came home.

Interesting tidbit: My voting place had over 400 people show up to vote today before 8am. The guy who told me said they usually wouldn't get that all day. This election is going to be HUGE.

/gObama

You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.


They did at the polling place. I had my registration just in case, but they took my ID. The voting place had two women who looked like they babysat John McCain working the desk for verifying voting ability, if that gives you any idea.

/Hampton is kooky.

PenisGargle: WHARRRGARBLLL


I'm sorry. I can't hear you. Could you please stop the WHARRRGARBLing of repeating apocryphal stories and come up with a non-forwarded email as a reason for not voting for Obama? Even if it's just because he's black, use that as a reason. You'll be a racist, but you'll at least be an HONEST racist. Thanks.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:10 AM  

smooshie: Connector_connection: I am actually considering not voting cause no matter who I vote for it wont make a difference (NJ here) They are a SUPER Obama state.

LOCAL ELECTIONS. Change starts from the bottom.


Never been to Jersey have you? It will be about 99% Democrats voted in.. about 1 in 8 people work for the government here and most are democrats. I wish I were kidding.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:11 AM  
Voting is a waste of time. No matter who I vote for, or if I don't, I won't be changing the outcome of the election.

There's no point to it.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:15 AM  
NYC. I was first in line in my precinct. Felt great. First time in a long time I've been able to say that. We had a LONG line by the time the polls opened.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:15 AM  
I'll be voting at about 11am. I'm not worried about lines because at the last election, I voted around 3pm and my voter number was 117 or something thereabouts. But seeing as I live in McCain country, I hope the people here are just as lazy this year.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:19 AM  
I voted absentee a few weeks ago in Battleground Ohio.
My co-worker voted this morning at 6:00 in Arlington, VA, and was interviewed by a Japanese news show on his way out of the polling place. The BBC and Telemundo were also interviewing people. They were especially interested in the man who waited in line while sitting on a lawn chair.
Strange.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:24 AM  
In & out in 45 minutes in Chester By Gawd VA. Choosing between Socialism & mediocrity isn't difficult.

/watched a still-drunk Steelers fan get dragged away in cuffs.
//highlight of my day.

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


Sorry friend but your ancestors missed that opportunity in 1776. Want to buy a Social Security card?
 
2008-11-04 8:39:31 AM  
I voted via Absentee Ballot on Monday. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

/Arizona Permanent Early Ballot Registry FTW!!!
//whether you're blue, red, green, or yellow with pink polka dots, VOTE!!!
 
g3o
2008-11-04 8:39:37 AM  
Bout 100 people in line already at 7 when the polls opened, I was 30th at 6:42 when I got there.

People need to learn some serious patience, what's with all the passive-aggressive bullshiat? "Oh, so you're not going to wait in line? That's ok man, you're special that's ok."

WHO CRAPPED IN YOUR CEREAL?!

/not me
//damn coasties
///GOBAMA!
 
2008-11-04 8:39:41 AM  
Voted! Had to hold a squirming 10-month old, but I carefully filled in my circles and cast my votes for Obama & Tinklenberg! (well, and others..)
 
2008-11-04 8:39:41 AM  

RubyRed: I nominate my ass.


Too late, Obama has already been nominated.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:42 AM  

MonkeyVegetables: B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.


Only one county in NJ has early voting, but the talks are in the works to expand that state-wide for 2012. Polls opened at 6am & I'm just waiting for my husband to get home (midnight shift) so we can go vote.

/GObama!!
 
2008-11-04 8:39:45 AM  
The local polling station is at the feed/grain store and I need a couple sacks of chicken feed anyway, so I'll go this afternoon. Two birds, one stone...

There will be no line, but it'll take 45 minutes of weather discussion to get out of the place after we vote.

We're the only Black family for two hundred miles and I bet everyone will think we voted for Obama.

They'll be right too, though not for the reasons they'll conjure... Obama's simply the best Republican candidate.

You McPalin supporters: go ahead an vote for a PTSD nutcase and his simpleton veep if you want, but I won't vote for anybody who spent a significant percentage of their life in a communist country, being indoctrinated into the communist way of life. No sir, that's not for me.
 
2008-11-04 8:39:50 AM  
drove past the library, the line was through the parking lot (est 200+ folks). I decided it'll be mentally cheaper to vote later on.
 
jx
2008-11-04 8:39:57 AM  
at least when obama gets elected we'll have a sweet resurgence of my favorite type of joke.

YObama ears SO big, he gets free DirecTV.
YObama so skinny, he could hula hoop with a fruit loop.
etc.
 
2008-11-04 8:40:18 AM  
I wrote my candidate in.
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2008-11-04 8:40:18 AM  
Question for people who have voted already. What were the age groups voting so far? Are there more young voters then usual? I can't vote until later tonight so I really am interested if young people are actually going to come out and vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:40:24 AM  
Pulled in the parking lot at 6:25, signed the book, switched the switches, pulled the lever and was back on the road at 6:30. It actually took longer to stop and get donuts for my office staff.
 
2008-11-04 8:40:24 AM  
How's everything going on for those of you in Real America?
 
2008-11-04 8:40:27 AM  

smooshie: willydwonka: loud whiny children

That's racist. No really, it is.


I have yet to meet a child of any race that wasn't loud and whiny.
 
2008-11-04 8:40:29 AM  

biffstallion: Disenfranchising voters...

It's ok when the Democrats do it:

Registrations found on roadside in Tampa FL
http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article888375.ece

Military Voters disenfranchised, of course:
http://hamptonroads.com/print/486648


Hey Asshole, use the farking "Link" button to make that shiat clicky. You lazy sack of cock shiat.
 
2008-11-04 8:40:59 AM  
Obama. In and out 20 minutes. Stood behind old people and in front of old people.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:10 AM  
Voted for Baldwin week before last. Small city in Tennessee (30k on a good day) and the early voting line was out the door. I was 900 something for the day.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:16 AM  

bulldg4life: My mom was generous enough to stand in line starting at 5:50 while I kept sleeping. Hopped in line at 6:45. Voted about 10 minutes ago.


Hey, were you the guy I called an asshole for cutting in line? Good talking to you again.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:28 AM  
I'm voting for Dr. Baltar. I believe in his vision of a bright future on New Caprica.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:28 AM  
I'm voting for the first time ever today.

Up until now my general apathy on voting was rooted in the fact that over the course of my life no one party had been able to do enough damage to the economy or the country.

That has changed, and it must be stopped.

Granted, my Dem vote in Texas probably won't make a difference in the Presidential election, but there are a few good local candidates that need a little boost to put them in office.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:33 AM  
keylock71: You should try taking things less seriously...

The internet...serious business!

POLITICAL DISCOURSE WILL BE SHOUTED DOWN!
 
2008-11-04 8:41:38 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:41:46 AM  
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Howdy y'all! Stephen Harper - Canuckian prime minister here again.
Well! Line-ups to vote? My - you could have drove a dog-sled with a big, fat Eskimo -er- Inuit person through the polling stations in Canada last month.
Of course, most citizens were pretty pissed that I called an election concurrent with the American one - and ours had nothing but boring honkies running as party leaders.
There I go - rambling again!
Hope you all get to vote without too much inconvenience.

Kisses,
your northern pal Stevie.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:49 AM  

sideshwtodd: Question for people who have voted already. What were the age groups voting so far?


For me, there were mostly people in their early 30s, not counting the obligatory retired persons running the place.
 
2008-11-04 8:41:51 AM  
I voted 2 weeks ago. Which is good news... for Obama!
 
2008-11-04 8:41:58 AM  

Connector_connection: If I do vote it will not be for either of the 2 crappy candidates that are put up by the main parties so like I said.. it wont matter if I vote.


This is more than a presidential election. Numerous Senators and Representatives are up for vote. They are NOT elected in the Electoral College. They are strictly Popular Vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:07 AM  
When I left for work this morning, there were cars lined up on both sides of the road from my condo to my polling place, which is about a third of a mile. Good thing I voted absentee. Traffic on I-495 was very light.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:22 AM  
I voted early (Obama!) a couple weeks ago with no problems. A former coworker said that she was at her polling place at 6am (opening time in Indiana) and only had to wait a couple of minutes.

I can't wait to see who takes Indiana, although I just have a hard time seeing Obama win considering we've been called "the reddest state in the midwest."
 
2008-11-04 8:42:23 AM  

willydwonka: I have yet to meet a child of any race that wasn't loud and whiny.


There were a few African-American children at our polling place, as far as I could tell they were quite well behaved.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:24 AM  

kurfu: RubyRed: I nominate my ass.

Too late, Obama has already been nominated.


OH MY GOD, you are so funny!!! I'm laughing so hard right now.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:29 AM  

Sybarite: I'm voting for Dr. Baltar. I believe in his vision of a bright future on New Caprica.


We're farked.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:39 AM  

Tenga: My wife just reported in to me that our precinct was crowded at the open, but she got through in about 20 minutes.

/Cleveland, TN
//I'll be braving the crowds this afternoon.
///both of us bucking our redneck, racist state and voting Obama


Yeah, I grew up in TN. It's as red as a baboon's ass. Sorry 'bout that. I live in NC now, so there is a slight chance they my vote actually matters this year.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:50 AM  

tommyl66: I can't vote until tomorrow anyways since I'm voting for Obama.


... vote today, don't believe teh lies they are telling about Democratic Elections tommorow, they are today.
 
2008-11-04 8:42:52 AM  

whistleridge: *apparently* you can't vote using a revoked license as ID.


WTF?? So because your license is revoked it no longer proves who you are? That's bullshiat.

/Stupid Republican voter suppression.
 
2008-11-04 8:43:20 AM  
Voted last Tuesday, still took an hour.

Is it just me or is John McCain reminding anyone else more and more of Ross Perot's VP candidate, Adm. Stockdale? Except Stockdale had more executive experience.
 
2008-11-04 8:43:25 AM  

biffstallion: WAHRRRGARBLLLL


FTFY, now quit threadshiatting. You and PenisGargle would probably get along famously. Go IM each other and please stop threadshiatting.
 
2008-11-04 8:43:40 AM  
I voted for myself for sheriff.
 
2008-11-04 8:43:51 AM  

brigid_fitch: whistleridge: *apparently* you can't vote using a revoked license as ID.

WTF?? So because your license is revoked it no longer proves who you are? That's bullshiat.

/Stupid Republican voter suppression.



Try using a revoked license at the airport, snapperhead.
 
2008-11-04 8:44:06 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:44:10 AM  

PacManDreaming: Connector_connection: If I do vote it will not be for either of the 2 crappy candidates that are put up by the main parties so like I said.. it wont matter if I vote.

This is more than a presidential election. Numerous Senators and Representatives are up for vote. They are NOT elected in the Electoral College. They are strictly Popular Vote.


I understand that but NJs government is so large that there is a lot of sway to keep incumbents in. There really is little I can do to change it. I will still probably vote but it really wont make a difference.
 
2008-11-04 8:44:18 AM  
Couldn't vote today, just moved, not going to drive all the way back to the old place and couldn't get an absentee quickly enough. (Was a sudden job offer - great in all ways but this.)

But to make all you Obama voters happy, was going to go McCain, so there ya go, one less vote.

(not that it's gonna matter, Obama has this.)
 
2008-11-04 8:44:21 AM  
Got there about an hour early and the place was relatively desolate, though you could tell that traffic was getting heavier and there were some folks grouped together hanging out in the parking lot.

About 15 minutes before 'GO!' time, loooooong lines formed at the entrances. Then Tennessee winned Green Bay three hours later.

/Got lost on Fark
//Thought this was about Sunday's Titans game
///Need new intermap
 
2008-11-04 8:44:26 AM  

smooshie: willydwonka: I have yet to meet a child of any race that wasn't loud and whiny.

There were a few African-American children at our polling place, as far as I could tell they were quite well behaved.


Well, I'm sorry if that comment sounded racist. I assure you that it is only my deep hatred for children that inspired it. I don't discriminate with MY hate.
 
2008-11-04 8:44:37 AM  
I'm riding a bus around for Obama in every county in the state. There are busloads of us doing that today all over the country.
 
2008-11-04 8:44:38 AM  
Hey everybody, biffstallion can copy and paste emails to Fark

Let's all give him a big hand!
 
2008-11-04 8:44:43 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:44:47 AM  

PenisGargle: Are we really going to elect someone with 3 years experience to the highest office in the country?


Hi, just a friendly reminder. The "Experience" talking-point kind of went out the window when a 72 year-old cancer patient nominated a beauty queen as his running mate.

The current talking points are:
* Socialist/Redistribution
* Will bankrupt coal industry
* Murdered own grandmother for sympathy vote

Carry on.
 
2008-11-04 8:44:58 AM  
I went early but the line was a couple hundred deep. I had to get to work so people could have internets. I'll go back around 3 I guess.

Anyone know of a good site to track results? I want to make sure I'm voting for the person that's going to win.
 
2008-11-04 8:45:15 AM  
NYC = no early voting.
We took the baby in to the polling place at 7 this morning and pulled straight democratic all the way down the ticket. Whole thing took only 45 minutes total - I was pleasantly surprised.
/Brooklyn godless commie liberals in the house
//Gobama!
 
2008-11-04 8:45:21 AM  
PassTheProzac
Voted at 6:45. I'm 41, and it was the first time I felt like I was really voting for something worthwhile.
then your fark handle really says a lot about you...
 
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2008-11-04 8:45:41 AM  

rezin8: And this is an OHIO ballot.


And you ARE and IDIOT
 
2008-11-04 8:45:45 AM  
Gainesville. Friday morning at 8. in and out in under 5 minutes.

Voted McCain. Once I found myself in the privacy of the booth, I couldn't bring myself to vote for a black man.

/Not really
//Funny: I was researching some local candidates and came upon this crazy right-wing site. Anyone I was unsure of, I voted opposite of those nuts.
///Why do fundies hate Greens?
 
2008-11-04 8:45:56 AM  
I was going to vote for Kay Hagen, until Libby Dole told me she was Godless and wanted to drink our baby's blood. Some things are just worth fighting for I guess...
 
2008-11-04 8:45:58 AM  

PacManDreaming: Nope, she was right. You can't have any clothing with a candidate's name on it, nor can you have signs or other literature within 100' of a polling station.


It depends on the state. Here in NC you are allowed to wear pins or T-shirts supporting your candidate into the polling station as long as you don't try and make an issue over it or act up (loudly calling for people to vote for your candidate, arguing, etc).

The restriction on signs is to keep the politicians or their workers from heckling voters within a certain distance, not voters to express their choice themselves.
 
jx
2008-11-04 8:45:59 AM  

DamnYankees: stiletto_the_wise: DamnYankees: You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.

I voted in VA and they did not require ID. Of course the guy in front of me just blindly handed it over without it even being asked for, but it is not required.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.


In VA over here too. You dont NEED your ID, they have a list, but it will help speed up the process if something's messed up. I learned that in aught four when the DMV registered me on S. 5th instead of N. 5th.
 
2008-11-04 8:46:10 AM  
Got there 5 minutes before the polls opened, waited in line for 45 minutes to vote, then saw the line ended about 10 people behind me...

oh well, I'm sure the polls will be pretty long later on today.
 
2008-11-04 8:46:33 AM  

Jeebus_Frist: NYC = no early voting.
We took the baby in to the polling place at 7 this morning and pulled straight democratic all the way down the ticket. Whole thing took only 45 minutes total - I was pleasantly surprised.
/Brooklyn godless commie liberals in the house
//Gobama!


Do you guys also use those old-timey slot machine style voting machines? That's what we had here in the Village.
 
2008-11-04 8:46:43 AM  

Kome: I voted early. Took me 4 hours, and I got there at 8:30am. Was rather boring.


how can you say it took you 4 hours, when it's just 845am est... where did you vote?
 
2008-11-04 8:46:56 AM  

CatfoodSpork: Some lunatic in my precinct went farking berserk because some other lady (with her daughter in tow) was wearing a t-shirt of a candidate. I actually did not see which candidate, because she was in from of me in line, and was forced to remove the t-shirt (she had a sweater underneath. I said to the lunatic lady, "Hey, I think you're wrong about that."

"No," she replied, "It's illegal!!!"

I am pretty sure this biatch was wrong and I told her so. She walked out of the school where the voting was set up shouting that it was illegal the whole way out. The lady with the t-shirt and her daughter were both upset, but they did get to vote.


There are only 10 states where this is illegal: Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. The other 40 have ruled that to disallow campaign memorabilia is a restriction of a person's freedom of speech.

You can't linger after you vote & you can't talk to anyone else about your candidate, but you can wear a farking t-shirt.
 
2008-11-04 8:47:04 AM  
bump: I was going to vote for Kay Hagen, until Libby Dole told me she was Godless and wanted to drink our baby's blood. Some things are just worth fighting for I guess...

Baby, have I missed YOU!!
 
2008-11-04 8:47:15 AM  
No big lines for me. But then we've never had big lines.
 
2008-11-04 8:47:31 AM  
went @ 8 am, quick in & out
3 electronic voting machines
and everyone knew how to use them

going to work @ the Obama/Biden campaign HQ @ 11
let's see what kind of insanity is happening there
full report @ 6 PM
 
2008-11-04 8:47:34 AM  

kendar_of_the_north: Kome: I voted early. Took me 4 hours, and I got there at 8:30am. Was rather boring.

how can you say it took you 4 hours, when it's just 845am est... where did you vote?


He said he voted early. IE last week or something.
 
2008-11-04 8:47:42 AM  
Over an hour waiting in line at my polling place... they moved it this year, and for some dumbass reason lowered the number of machines there. The workers there said that this year was bar none the busiest they'd ever ever seen the polls. I'm going to have to remember to drive by there at 6pm tonight and see just how many people there are still lined up (if you're in line at 6pm when they officially close, you can still vote).
 
2008-11-04 8:47:45 AM  

PacManDreaming:
Nope, she was right. You can't have any clothing with a candidate's name on it, nor can you have signs or other literature within 100' of a polling station.


Yeah, I guess, but she was being such a biatch about it...
 
2008-11-04 8:48:01 AM  

willydwonka: Well, I'm sorry if that comment sounded racist. I assure you that it is only my deep hatred for children that inspired it. I don't discriminate with MY hate.


Oh, well that's a bit better. Although you were a kid once too :)
 
2008-11-04 8:48:08 AM  
Voted a Loooong time ago. Or at least it seems like it was. LOL

Obama/Biden

Alas my vote really doesn't mean a whole lot being that I live in TN and all.
 
2008-11-04 8:48:09 AM  
Obama's taking a really long time to vote.
 
2008-11-04 8:48:12 AM  
Just voted, here in NYC, for Obama.

No early voting here, so I had to stand in line this morning for an hour and a half. Still, it was worth it.

Plus, we still have the ancient voting machines, with the very satisfying ka-chunk when you pull the big lever. I like that kind of tactile response, confirming that m vote is cast.
 
2008-11-04 8:48:57 AM  
early voted last week on thurs. I waited 3 hours - which was 'normal' for my state. & that was with only about 100ppl in front of me. If that's the speed it goes today we are in for Epic Fail!

And I am in the ruburbs of west GA.
 
2008-11-04 8:49:05 AM  
I voted at 7:16 this morning and was 27th in my Pennsylvania precinct. Old lady in line ahead of me complains to the election worker that she got number 26. She said she's always number 7 and wants that number.

/Voted Obama in this swing state
 
2008-11-04 8:49:11 AM  
I hate elections where there isn't anyone voting against someone. Really no one wants that job? I voted for my roommate instead. This is going to be one hella crazy day and I'm very glad that I'm going to get to watch it.

What's everyone having for dinner tonight while watching the craziness?

/yuengling and homemade buff chicken pizza w00t
 
2008-11-04 8:49:19 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Just voted, here in NYC, for Obama.

No early voting here, so I had to stand in line this morning for an hour and a half. Still, it was worth it.

Plus, we still have the ancient voting machines, with the very satisfying ka-chunk when you pull the big lever. I like that kind of tactile response, confirming that m vote is cast.


It was fun. I love doing all the old switches so the X's showed up, and then when you pull the lever it feels like those X's are being thrown into a large vat below the floor where they are being physically counted.
 
2008-11-04 8:49:20 AM  
brubakan: Alas my vote really doesn't mean a whole lot being that I live in TN and all.

You never know.
 
2008-11-04 8:49:27 AM  
SpaceBiscuit: [pic of bunny with wrong caption]

That, dear sir, is a LEPUS, not a rodentia
 
2008-11-04 8:49:27 AM  
I was standing in line at 7:00 am when the polls opened (MA). There must have been 150 in line at the time (I was about #35). Most folks were in their 30's and up trying to vote before work.

I was out the door by 7:10.

BTW: Obama will get 300 (+/- 10)electoral votes.
 
2008-11-04 8:49:39 AM  
I voted a month ago, in and out (with my 3 loud whiny children) in about 20 minutes.

My husband drove past our voting center this morning and there are some pretty big parking issues... highway is also backed up as ppl try to vote before work.
 
2008-11-04 8:49:59 AM  

grapereaper: I hate elections where there isn't anyone voting against someone.


You don't think tons of peolpe are voting 'against' the radical arab terrorist?
 
2008-11-04 8:50:16 AM  
Voted this morning in north-central Mass. Got to the polls at about 7:15, no lines, took maybe 15 minutes in-and-out. I realized after that I generally wait longer for my coffee.

We also had the fill-in-the-dot ballots with a scanner/feed mechanism built into the ballot box. Electronic counting with a very clear paper trail. This is not rocket science!

/GOBAMA
 
2008-11-04 8:50:25 AM  

brigid_fitch: You can't linger after you vote & you can't talk to anyone else about your candidate, but you can wear a farking t-shirt.


In fact, you can wear this farking t-shirt. Just click the icon next to the headline.

/this ad brought to you by the "Keep Drew in Beer" committee.
//what the hell, I don't see a t-shirt icon. It's back to Bud Light for you, Drew.
 
2008-11-04 8:50:27 AM  

jx: DamnYankees: stiletto_the_wise: DamnYankees: You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.

I voted in VA and they did not require ID. Of course the guy in front of me just blindly handed it over without it even being asked for, but it is not required.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

In VA over here too. You dont NEED your ID, they have a list, but it will help speed up the process if something's messed up. I learned that in aught four when the DMV registered me on S. 5th instead of N. 5th.


Don't listen to this guy. While they may have let you vote, the new federal law requires identification. It's a bullshiat law, but bring whatever you have with you just in case. Don't let them disqualify your vote, no matter whom you are voting for. And don't leave any hanging chads!

/Gobama!
 
2008-11-04 8:50:35 AM  

Mnemia: brubakan: Alas my vote really doesn't mean a whole lot being that I live in TN and all.

You never know.


Seriously. If everyone who didn't vote due to this reason actually voted today, TN would be close.
 
2008-11-04 8:50:35 AM  
Due to my own lack of preparation and my ignorance about Maricopa County's regulations about overseas voting, I will be unable to vote in this election. I'm not happy about this, but it's my own fault.


I urge you to make yours count, regardless of who you are voting for. Please, take the day off if you have to. This one is too important. If you're reading this at work, be late from lunch. Don't overestimate or underestimate anything in this election, as we've seen before that anything can happen. Whatever it takes, please get out there and cast your vote.


I farked up and it's too late for me, but you most likely have a choice right this minute. It's not too late for you. Go. Do it. Right now.


Thank you!!!
 
2008-11-04 8:50:39 AM  

Connector_connection: I am actually considering not voting cause no matter who I vote for it wont make a difference (NJ here) They are a SUPER Obama state.


I'm in NJ and I'm voting! Get your lazy butt over to the polling station, you idiot. There has GOT to be local issues on the ballot and there's a state question.
 
2008-11-04 8:51:15 AM  
Just got finished voting in GA. Stood in line for 2 hours... Left with a smile on my face.

Gobama
 
2008-11-04 8:51:30 AM  

RubyRed: kurfu: RubyRed: I nominate my ass.

Too late, Obama has already been nominated.

OH MY GOD, you are so funny!!! I'm laughing so hard right now.


Calm down before the Kool-Aid starts shootong out of your nose.
 
2008-11-04 8:51:30 AM  
 
2008-11-04 8:51:30 AM  
Well, I was going to vote this am. However, a fellow employee decided that the redskins loss last night was just too much to bear and decided to not come into work today. Made up a story that he's ill or something. Anyway, looks like I'm fighting the masses later at the polls.
 
2008-11-04 8:51:32 AM  

CatfoodSpork: Some lunatic in my precinct went farking berserk because some other lady (with her daughter in tow) was wearing a t-shirt of a candidate. I actually did not see which candidate, because she was in from of me in line, and was forced to remove the t-shirt (she had a sweater underneath. I said to the lunatic lady, "Hey, I think you're wrong about that."

"No," she replied, "It's illegal!!!"

I am pretty sure this biatch was wrong and I told her so. She walked out of the school where the voting was set up shouting that it was illegal the whole way out. The lady with the t-shirt and her daughter were both upset, but they did get to vote.


She is right, but she is an asshole. Standing in line with a political t-shirt on at the polls is considered the same as giveing a speech inside the polling place. I forget how far those things have to be from the polls, but all political campaign material is forbidden within a certain number of feet of the polling place. She should have quietly pointed it out to a poll worker and had them politely explain the problem to the lady with the t-shirt.
 
2008-11-04 8:51:44 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:51:47 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:51:49 AM  
Paper ballots are awesome! No tampering for me!

/off to class
 
2008-11-04 8:51:59 AM  
I thought I might wait for the bars to open at 10, then go vote about 2:30. My state now allows the sale of booze on voting days.
 
2008-11-04 8:51:59 AM  
Grudgingly voted for McCain...the lesser of two evils. That tends to be how I vote these days.

For Congress, I really wanted to vote 3rd party. There was person running against Stender and Lance for "The All Day Breakfast Party". Wow...pancakes and bacon all day!! BACON!!! I would've voted for this clearly viable 3rd party, but letting Stender win would have been a disaster. She's a whack job.

On another note, there was a clear breach of electioneering laws taking place. Linda Stender and Frank Lautenberg both had signs well within the 100 feet perimeter of the polling place. I complained, and nothing was done. I can imagine what would have happened if their opponents had done the same....oh, the hue and cry! Stender, in my district, has complained about Leonard Lance's dirty politics. Meanwhile I've gotten 1 robocall and 1 snail mail a day attacking Lance from as many angles as you can imagine. She's got tons of cash and she's willing to waste it.

I saw her and Lautenberg on my train line yesterday. They asked me to vote for them and I replied "not in my lifetime". Drew a nice laugh from the crowd. 2 complete asswipes.
 
2008-11-04 8:52:03 AM  

MonkeyVegetables: it was hard not to smile while i voted... haha

it was an odd feeling, voting for a candidate instead of against a candidate


Exactly. *grin*
 
2008-11-04 8:52:22 AM  
Obama's finally done voting. Took long enough. Does IL have a ton of initiatives on the ballot or something?
 
2008-11-04 8:52:31 AM  
I went to work.

Voting = decreased productivity. Elections cost our already suffering economy lots of cash.

Don't talk the talk... walk the walk.
 
2008-11-04 8:52:39 AM  

Mnemia: brubakan: Alas my vote really doesn't mean a whole lot being that I live in TN and all.

You never know.


We can dream eh? LOL I know all of the people in my office with one exception are voting BHO.
 
2008-11-04 8:52:39 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:52:41 AM  
I'm not sure, but I think I just voted for Robot Nixon.

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2008-11-04 8:52:44 AM  
I got in line a few minutes before the polls opened in Arlington, VA at 6. There was nearly a line going out the door. I wound up waiting just over an hour to caste my vote.

Got to work early. D'oh!
 
2008-11-04 8:53:01 AM  
Pie and coffee is free at the Vermont polls.
 
2008-11-04 8:53:06 AM  
Early voted 2 weeks ago for Obama, straight dem ticket.

Living in NC, trying to turn this red state blue.
 
2008-11-04 8:53:21 AM  
DIGITALgimpus: I went to work.

Voting = decreased productivity. Elections cost our already suffering economy lots of cash.

Don't talk the talk... walk the walk.


Trig?
 
2008-11-04 8:53:21 AM  

DamnYankees: Seriously. If everyone who didn't vote due to this reason actually voted today, TN would be close.


Again, TN is as red as a baboon's ass.

I have family there, close family I love dearly, who can't seem to keep themselves from hitting the "FORWARD" button to me on every piece of racist muslim abortionist marxist crap that comes into their little inboxes.

I would LOVE to get proven wrong on this, though. So go vote, Vol Farkers!
 
2008-11-04 8:53:38 AM  

ackb4r: Early voted 2 weeks ago for Obama, straight dem ticket.

Living in NC, trying to turn this red state blue.


Please got led Hagan beat Dole.
 
2008-11-04 8:53:43 AM  

PacManDreaming: CatfoodSpork: Some lunatic in my precinct went farking berserk because some other lady (with her daughter in tow) was wearing a t-shirt of a candidate. I actually did not see which candidate, because she was in from of me in line, and was forced to remove the t-shirt (she had a sweater underneath. I said to the lunatic lady, "Hey, I think you're wrong about that."

"No," she replied, "It's illegal!!!"

I am pretty sure this biatch was wrong and I told her so. She walked out of the school where the voting was set up shouting that it was illegal the whole way out. The lady with the t-shirt and her daughter were both upset, but they did get to vote.

Nope, she was right. You can't have any clothing with a candidate's name on it, nor can you have signs or other literature within 100' of a polling station.


Wrong. Or right. It's NOT a federal law. It's only a state or local law that would prohibit wearing a tshirt or button. Check snopes.com out sometime.
 
2008-11-04 8:53:47 AM  
Got to the polling place at 7:30, walked in, two machines, one being used, signed my name, walked over and voted.

/But I live in rural Pennsyltucky
/Obama '08
 
2008-11-04 8:54:05 AM  
"gatsome 2008-11-04 08:36:20 AM
ChickenMcBastard: gatsome: Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.

x2, except I went in at 8. Couldn't help but notice you live in New York. Although I prefer the old lever/curtain machine to the electronic voting crap that's being pawned on a lot of people this year.

Yeah I'm up in Saugerties, home of the garlic festival and Jimmy Fallon. Not a native though, only been here a couple years."

Jimmy Fallon is no one to be proud of, Son......
 
2008-11-04 8:54:25 AM  

gnumoon: Again, TN is as red as a baboon's ass.


Sure is. It's one of the reddest. But in terms of a mandate and popular vote landslide, we need every vote we can get.
 
2008-11-04 8:54:46 AM  

thespindrifter: SpaceBiscuit: [pic of bunny with wrong caption]

That, dear sir, is a LEPUS, not a rodentia


It's never lepus
 
2008-11-04 8:54:59 AM  

brigid_fitch: Connector_connection: I am actually considering not voting cause no matter who I vote for it wont make a difference (NJ here) They are a SUPER Obama state.

I'm in NJ and I'm voting! Get your lazy butt over to the polling station, you idiot. There has GOT to be local issues on the ballot and there's a state question.


I said I am probably going to but the only thing I want to go through is to have voter approval for them to issue more grants as loans. I don't know where the hell the NJ gov thinks they can make the money from to pay off more loans.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:11 AM  

Abstruse: Wrong. Or right. It's NOT a federal law. It's only a state or local law that would prohibit wearing a tshirt or button. Check snopes.com out sometime.


Some church is planning on handing out flyers in front of our polling place. Wish I could see how long they do that before an encounter with the police.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:25 AM  

DamnYankees: ackb4r: Early voted 2 weeks ago for Obama, straight dem ticket.

Living in NC, trying to turn this red state blue.

Please got led Hagan beat Dole.


also in nc and voted straight dem.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:31 AM  
Here in Richmond, VA:

The polls opened at six, the husband and I were in line at 5:30. About a hundred people were ahead of us. About a hundred more were behind us and kept coming. We had to show ID (big signs set up telling you). Once the polls opened the line moved really quickly--it helped that in my district we were only voting in three races (president, senate, congress). We were out by 6:25 but it took us fifteen minutes to get home even though we only live a mile from the polling place because of the crowds. I've never seen anything like it.

gobama!
 
2008-11-04 8:55:38 AM  
In Virginia, there were almost 600 votes in my area in the first hour. Interestingly, there were some die-hard McCain people who got tired of the long wait and just left. Many people were waiting around an hour to vote, but my wife and I got to cut in line as our last name was from A-G, which apparently there weren't a lot of those folks.

Election auditors were VERY present and were making a point of writing everything down and asking everyone if everything went ok

/feel sorry for the M-S people
 
2008-11-04 8:55:44 AM  
My wife and I got up at 6:00am. We left the house and headed to our polling place at 6:30am. When we arrived 5 minutes later, there was already a line from the still closed doors around the building and heading down the street. We hopped in line and waited. At 7am they opened the doors and the first people began to file in.

My wife and I picked up our ballots without being challenged (the last two elections I had been challenged by Republican lawyers). I carried my ballot over to a stand where I filled in the circle for Barack Obama. Then I went over and fed my ballot into the machine and watched the number on the machine tick up from 44 to 45. I then handed the lady the empty folder and walked over to the corner to wait for my wife who finished voting just a minute or two later.

We walked out of the exit at 7:30am... 30 minutes from the time the polls opened.

This has been the single most important vote I have ever cast and also the vote I've been most proud to cast. I finally have had the opportunity to vote FOR a candidate I like, not just vote for who I dislike the least. A truly great day.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:49 AM  
You know, I'm seeing a lot of "My vote doesn't matter." I've got news for you: It does matter. Every vote matters. Everything about this election matters. You cannot allow ennui to settle in and take over this election again. This is one of the, if not the, most important presidential elections in the last fifty years. (time frame pulled out of ass, actual time frame flexible) We are not going to get through this by sitting on our collective ass and watching Dancing With The Stars. If you don't vote, and your candidate screws the pooch, you've no one to blame but yourself.

For those who support a candidate, do so, but quit with the WHARRRGARBLing. Both sides are guilty of it, but seriously, it's not funny anymore. It's tired. It's indicative of your own stupidity. Bottom line, quit being an asshole.

Once again, get out there and VOTE. Don't be a douchebag and complain if you didn't vote. It's your country, for fark's sake.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:51 AM  

FlippityFlap: "gatsome 2008-11-04 08:36:20 AM
ChickenMcBastard: gatsome: Walked in at 6:30 (some church annex place) and it was empty except for the helpers which were mostly old ladies. The voting booth was really old. Like levers and the curtain pulling handle old. They didn't check my ID or registration card, just asked for my name and to sign next to my original signature.

x2, except I went in at 8. Couldn't help but notice you live in New York. Although I prefer the old lever/curtain machine to the electronic voting crap that's being pawned on a lot of people this year.

Yeah I'm up in Saugerties, home of the garlic festival and Jimmy Fallon. Not a native though, only been here a couple years."

Jimmy Fallon is no one to be proud of, Son......



No worries there.
 
2008-11-04 8:55:55 AM  
Hey, Barack, you circle your name and put your ballot in the box, this shouldn't take 20 minutes.

I mailed my absentee ballot about two weeks ago. My dad voted this morning, and while he can't take time off to help the GOTV effort he's giving his secretary a paid vacation day to do so in his stead.

My sister, who just turned 18 in August, didn't get her absentee ballot in time (or forgot to register, I forget which), but she's taking a train in from NYC in the afternoon so she can vote. Never been prouder of her. My mom will likely

The three of us are MontCo PA residents (Cheltenham), and we live in a very chill suburb that's right up the road from Philadelphia, with a big Jewish population and a large Korean population nearby as well.

If Obama doesn't win PA it won't be because of MontCo - my parents were getting a couple calls a week from the local Obama office asking if I could put in some volunteer time, and they didn't stop until it was explained to them that I live outside the US.


Today's the day!
 
2008-11-04 8:56:01 AM  
not that it matters, but I wrote in RP.

obama has Il.
 
2008-11-04 8:56:43 AM  
A lady out front said that Obama could use my support. I told her to mind her own farking business.

/Voted Obama for Pres, and Republican for the rest of the ticket here in PA.
 
2008-11-04 8:56:44 AM  

salvia1


They told me to relieve the stress on the polls that McCain Obama voters across the country are voting today (Tuesday), and Obama McCain voters should vote tomorrow. Some new thing. Tell your friends.


FTFY
 
2008-11-04 8:56:49 AM  
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2008-11-04 8:57:02 AM  

DamnYankees:
Living in NC, trying to turn this red state blue.

Please got led Hagan beat Dole.


Dole has run one of the nastiest campaigns I have ever seen, I would vote against her even if I didn't know any of the issues. The most over-the-top was the gigantic mailer I got with an ultrasound photo on it that said something like, "Kay Hagan and her Godless supporters want to kill me."
 
2008-11-04 8:57:03 AM  
In Jersey, spent 45 min in line.
 
2008-11-04 8:57:06 AM  
Voted in MI this morning. The line outside wasn't long, but the line inside.... the tabulator for our precinct (there are two precincts in the same room) was down. Apparently the memory sticks went 'defunct'. We had to hand feed them into a secure bin and they will be counted later.

I offered to try to fix it but they declined. Not sure if anyone there was under 60 and probably wouldn't know how to fix it if they were able to.

/A little worried about my vote
 
2008-11-04 8:57:13 AM  

JohnnyC: This has been the single most important vote I have ever cast and also the vote I've been most proud to cast. I finally have had the opportunity to vote FOR a candidate I like, not just vote for who I dislike the least. A truly great day.


Said about as best as could be said.
 
2008-11-04 8:57:43 AM  
I voted Democratic because it makes biffstallion quiver with rage!
 
2008-11-04 8:57:56 AM  
The wife and I voted early here in Real Virginia a couple weeks ago.


/No lines, no problems, NO REPUBLICANS.
//Live in Real Virginia
//Work in Fake Virginia
//Born in West Virginia
 
2008-11-04 8:58:12 AM  

ackb4r: Early voted 2 weeks ago for Obama, straight dem ticket.

Living in NC, trying to turn this red state blue.


Actually, NC is a pretty blue state at the local level. Most state offices are traditionally dominated by Dems. (see: Jim Hunt, et al)

What I don't understand, and never have, is why a fairly intelligent and balanced state goes lunatic-right-of-Attila-the-Hun when it comes to the Senate and Presidential votes.

/weird
 
2008-11-04 8:58:14 AM  
How the hell are any of these states going to close the polls on time with these massive lives? This may be a REALLY long night just due to extended voting hours.
 
2008-11-04 8:58:19 AM  
Hey Biffstallion,

I voted for a democrat because he was able to keep a clear and consistent campaign, avoiding the debacle and shame my traditional party has sullied themselves with this election cycle.

/Republican sell outs, the lot of them.
//What happened to small government and economic conservatism?
///My Republican party has become the Christian Conservative Party (CCP).

Obama 08!
 
2008-11-04 8:58:19 AM  
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The Republicons have a plan
 
2008-11-04 8:58:23 AM  

dokool: Hey, Barack, you circle your name and put your ballot in the box, this shouldn't take 20 minutes.


In Chicago, voting just once is considered laziness.
 
2008-11-04 8:58:24 AM  

gnumoon: DamnYankees: Seriously. If everyone who didn't vote due to this reason actually voted today, TN would be close.

Again, TN is as red as a baboon's ass.

I have family there, close family I love dearly, who can't seem to keep themselves from hitting the "FORWARD" button to me on every piece of racist muslim abortionist marxist crap that comes into their little inboxes.

I would LOVE to get proven wrong on this, though. So go vote, Vol Farkers!


I would love to prove you wrong! If it were based on people that I am surounded by, it would be an Obama landslide in TN. It's just the hick towns out in the middle of nowhere that keep it RED. The Cities are fairily bluw.
 
2008-11-04 8:58:25 AM  
Oops, I thought this was the ERECTION thread...
 
2008-11-04 8:58:26 AM  
Voted this morning at the Chinquapin polling center in Alexandria, VA, and stood in line for 90 minutes at 6am. Pretty uneventful...

/yeah, you all wanted to know
 
2008-11-04 8:58:40 AM  
No problem here, in and out in 15 min. I think most of the people in my precinct voted early. I heard on the radio 2 million people voted early in Georgia, and they were only expecting 3.5 million to voted today.
 
2008-11-04 8:58:54 AM  
I voted for Joe Walsh.
 
2008-11-04 8:59:11 AM  
Great shot on CNN of a black security guard shaking Obama's hand as he left the polling place. The smile on that guards face could not have been bigger.
 
jx
2008-11-04 8:59:30 AM  

Tapakip: jx: DamnYankees: stiletto_the_wise: DamnYankees: You had to show ID? VA requires that? I've never had to show ID to vote.

I voted in VA and they did not require ID. Of course the guy in front of me just blindly handed it over without it even being asked for, but it is not required.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

In VA over here too. You dont NEED your ID, they have a list, but it will help speed up the process if something's messed up. I learned that in aught four when the DMV registered me on S. 5th instead of N. 5th.

Don't listen to this guy. While they may have let you vote, the new federal law requires identification. It's a bullshiat law, but bring whatever you have with you just in case. Don't let them disqualify your vote, no matter whom you are voting for. And don't leave any hanging chads!

/Gobama!


not all states require ID. usually they only want it the first time you vote or at registration. i know the officer of elections in alexandria and if he tells me that i dont need one, i dont need one. but like i said in my earlier post, if you dont have an ID they will probably make you jump through some extra hoops.

/honestly. why must everything be about the man keeping people from voting?
 
2008-11-04 9:00:24 AM  

Tom_Slick: No problem here, in and out in 15 min. I think most of the people in my precinct voted early. I heard on the radio 2 million people voted early in Georgia, and they were only expecting 3.5 million to voted today.


That would be 5.5 million voters total. GA only has about 10 million people. That would be near 100% turnout - are you sure thats a right number?
 
2008-11-04 9:00:26 AM  
Arrived at 6:10 AM in Gwinnett County, GA from was out by 7:25.
 
2008-11-04 9:00:30 AM  

triad203: The wife and I voted early here in Real Virginia a couple weeks ago.


/No lines, no problems, NO REPUBLICANS.
//Live in Real Virginia
//Work in Fake Virginia
//Born in West Virginia


excuse my ignorance and please explain the diff between real Virginia and fake Virginia.
 
2008-11-04 9:00:36 AM  
7:30. Took about 15 minutes. Voted Gil Gerrard.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:01 AM  
I was voter #1 in my precinct.

All went well.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:08 AM  
Gonna vote around 2pm, then straight to the bar.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:25 AM  

DamnYankees: Great shot on CNN of a black security guard shaking Obama's hand as he left the polling place. The smile on that guards face could not have been bigger.


I'd really like to see a pic of that.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:32 AM  

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


Consider it done. I'll be taking care of that today.

By the way, my name recently changed due to my getting married. They sent me two cards with two different names after I registered. Too bad that doesn't mean I can vote 2 times though.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:34 AM  
Got to the polls a couple minutes before they opened, name was on the register, which surprised me, as I registered to vote 5 minutes before the closing of the last day. I voted, and left within 15 minutes of opening.

pretty smooth I'd say.
 
2008-11-04 9:01:49 AM  
Woke up this morning. Filled out last couple boxes on the ballot. Drove to drop box conveniently located next to McDonalds. Ate sausage biscuit.

/live in Oregon
/could have voted a week ago
/wish everyone had it this easy
 
2008-11-04 9:01:49 AM  
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2008-11-04 9:01:58 AM  
whizbangthedirtfarmer: Interestingly, there were some die-hard McCain people who got tired of the long wait and just left.

That's the one thing that was amazing...nobody left the lines. Everybody was in a decent mood and patiently waiting to vote (2.5 hours at least)

Tom_Slick: I heard on the radio 2 million people voted early in Georgia, and they were only expecting 3.5 million to voted today.

Yeah, and only 3.1mil voted in 2004...
 
2008-11-04 9:02:02 AM  
left my house a 7:45, voted by 8:15, home by 8:30. suck it people who have to wait in lines
 
2008-11-04 9:02:06 AM  
I showed up at 6:30 when the polls opened and the line was out the door and around the corner. I waited an hour and twenty minutes before I got to the machine.

As an aside, lately I've been listening to a lot of Public Enemy for some reason. Especially "Fear of a Black Planet".
 
2008-11-04 9:02:17 AM  

MonstarMike: Voted on a Scantron form this morning in Alachua County, FL. Started a small riot when placing my ballot into the reader machine I turned to the older lady poll worker and said, "Where do I get my receipt?"

She looked at me odd and handed me a sticker and said something to the effect of, "Here now everyone will know you voted."

Jokingly I replied (perhaps a little too loudly) with, "Well, how will we all know our votes get added up correctly?"

Man did this catch the attention of all the older folks. A sizable gang of walkers swiftly made an about face from the door and shuffled back over to inquirer about how they knew that there vote was to be counted.

I left.

Laughed all the way to work.



OMG that ... is ... AWESOME. i'm voting for you in the write in area.
 
2008-11-04 9:02:18 AM  
I took advantage of early voting last week so I have no stories of my own, but several co-workers have reported long lines at their polling locations in & around Chicago.
 
2008-11-04 9:02:28 AM  

Smellvin: This


Jesus, Carlin really got downright bitter toward the end, didn't he?

/stopped being fun to watch a long time ago.
 
2008-11-04 9:02:57 AM  
Joe Six-Keg: You know, I'm seeing a lot of "My vote doesn't matter." I've got news for you: It does matter. Every vote matters.

I'll never again say that your vote doesn't matter after a) the Florida 2000 debacle and b) how close our last Senate election here in Virginia with Jim Webb vs. George Allen was. When it's that close, you've got to vote.
 
2008-11-04 9:02:58 AM  

DamnYankees: Said about as best as could be said.


Right on man... And on your comment from earlier. It certainly was a beautiful sight to see a black man voting for himself for president. I know some of these folks are complaining that he took too long, but seriously... could you imagine how surreal and wonderful that must have been for him? I can barely imagine how incredible that must feel... just wow. :D
 
2008-11-04 9:03:01 AM  
I had to go McCain. Although, I do think the Obama will be a good president....some day.....needs more experience.

\I didn't really want McCain either.
 
2008-11-04 9:03:16 AM  
Just got back a few minutes ago. Hubby's registration hadn't been fully processed, so he had to do the affidavit fun. I had updated mine earlier that him so I was fine. I opted for electronic voting as my hands shake and so doing the scantron thingie isn't so fun. Would have been fine, except the woman only programmed the card for the federal election and I submitted the ballot not realizing that I wasn't going to get the local stuff next. So, I went up and mentioned it. They reprogrammed the card, but apparently can't give you just local, so asked me to not vote (again) for the federal candidates. Meh.

I also discovered that apparently the proper response to a woman with a cane and fairly evident muscle spasms saying "excuse me" in an attempt to get past you while you chat with friends and neighbors in a crowded line is not to move aside, but to look mildly affronted that your conversation was interrupted and then move further into her way! And no, there was no way dude thought I was trying to cut in line. I was on my way OUT of the building. I really need to work on being able to whack people with the cane without either a) hitting myself in the shins or b) falling over.
 
2008-11-04 9:03:25 AM  
I make my decisions based on those little signs you see posted all over the place. I just vote for whomever I've see them most signs.

But it was weird--I had to write in "Herb Alife," because he wasn't listed on the ballot.
 
2008-11-04 9:03:40 AM  
Polls opened at 6:00 am. I was there for 6:05 am. I stood in line for 45 minutes. I then went in to the little booth and pushed all of the buttons to mark my choices. At witch point I came out and announced " fear not people the free world is saved, the TV says only my vote counts so I've woken up at this ungodly hour to save your sorry world see you again in 4 years." At which point I walked out the door with every one either chuckling because they got it or looking at me like a idiot because they didn't
 
2008-11-04 9:04:46 AM  

JollyMagistrate: Hey Biffstallion,

I voted for a democrat because he was able to keep a clear and consistent campaign, avoiding the debacle and shame my traditional party has sullied themselves with this election cycle.

/Republican sell outs, the lot of them.
//What happened to small government and economic conservatism?
///My Republican party has become the Christian Conservative Party (CCP).

Obama 08!


You're not a "small government economic conservative". If you are going to pretend to be a conservative for Obama at least be good at it.
 
2008-11-04 9:04:49 AM  
7:00 AM, took less than 5 minutes. I love rural NY state- easy in, easy out.
 
2008-11-04 9:05:06 AM  
I got to my polling place at 7am, and had to wait in line for half an hour to vote. They had a single voting booth going. For comparison, two years ago I went around the same time, and was in and out of the school in under 3 minutes.
 
2008-11-04 9:05:20 AM  
Dear America...

PLEASE don't fark this one up..

Signed:
Rest of the world

/I keed... have a good time folks
 
2008-11-04 9:05:20 AM  
Gotta love all mail in elections around here.

Note to states like Pennsyltucky:
* it eliminates the mob scene at the polls
* it reduces fraud (but don't tell that to Dino Rossi)
* you don't have Diebold rigging the results (I hope)
* it lowers costs
* AND you can still walk in to vote any time two weeks before Election Day (at least in Washington state)
 
2008-11-04 9:05:37 AM  
Arrived at the polls 1/2 hour before they opened. Waited about 45 minutes (Minneapolis) Voted for Obama & Frankin.
 
2008-11-04 9:05:38 AM  
Got up this morning and made it to my polling place at 6:05... it opened at 6am. I was probably 100-150th in line. I live within small pocket of Republicans in Connecticut, so even though we're not a swing state, I still felt like my Obama vote counted just a little more down here. I was chipper, but most everyone else looked dour... could have been the hour, or the fact that they know their old man is going to lose.

I was out of there in 30 minutes. Feels so good to be voting wholeheartly for a great man. GObama!!
 
2008-11-04 9:05:39 AM  
Got to my polling place here in north Austin, TX an hour before it opened -- first in line. There were about 30 people in line once they opened.

Austin will go to Obama, but Texas will go to McCain obviously. Still, I did my part to make McCain work hard for those electoral votes.
 
2008-11-04 9:05:39 AM  

Propain_az: I had to go McCain. Although, I do think the Obama will be a good president....some day.....needs more experience.

\I didn't really want McCain either.


Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think
 
2008-11-04 9:06:16 AM  
I wrote in Seymor Butts and Mike Hunt
 
2008-11-04 9:06:25 AM  

Paulistinian: Voting is a waste of time. No matter who I vote for, or if I don't, I won't be changing the outcome of the election.

There's no point to it.


And yet you enabled voting.
 
2008-11-04 9:06:40 AM  
DamnYankees: That would be 5.5 million voters total. GA only has about 10 million people. That would be near 100% turnout - are you sure thats a right number?

That is just what WSB 750 was saying on the news this morning. They claim to have gotten those numbers from the state.
 
2008-11-04 9:06:45 AM  

spencurai: If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.


I dont vote early becauseit doesnt take the ability away from some asshat democrat from voting in my name in Milwaukee county anyways.

Tried removing my name from 4th district for about six years now. The election commish doesnt give a damned, or the crooked governor (D-Doyle) is ordering them to not remove. As he was elected by over 100,000 suspicious ballots (addresses dont exist, people cant be verified) you can see how this is easy.

Besides, wtf is the point of voting early? Barely a 30-second wait where I live now.
 
2008-11-04 9:07:15 AM  
Voted early and got a free cup of bad, church coffee. The line for my precinct was non-existent, but the neighboring precinct was lined up nearly out the door. The optical scan machine wouldn't accept any ballots because somebody "accidentally" poured coffee into it. So their contingency plan was to pile up all the ballots into a box. I have no idea what will become of them. I live in a very Republican part of town, so I expect they will be sorted and the non-GOP ones burned.

Cthulhu FTW!
 
2008-11-04 9:07:16 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Propain_az: I had to go McCain. Although, I do think the Obama will be a good president....some day.....needs more experience.

\I didn't really want McCain either.

Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think


Nice try!
 
2008-11-04 9:07:23 AM  
No line where I voted. I was disappointed.

In and out in 10 min.
 
2008-11-04 9:07:30 AM  
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/hot as a stripper
 
2008-11-04 9:07:31 AM  
Voted this morning (for McCain) but aren't they supposed to check ID when you vote? They weren't checking any ID's when I voted.
 
2008-11-04 9:07:45 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think

I'm going to enjoy your flailing today
 
2008-11-04 9:07:56 AM  
willydwonka A bunch of loud whiny children who have no real place in a polling area made you cry?

I don't get it.


Nah, two or three quiet, serious black children watching their parents vote in an election where, for the first time ever, a black man is likely to win made me cry.

And it will again if I keep thinking about it.
 
2008-11-04 9:07:57 AM  

Mnemia: Joe Six-Keg: You know, I'm seeing a lot of "My vote doesn't matter." I've got news for you: It does matter. Every vote matters.

I'll never again say that your vote doesn't matter after a) the Florida 2000 debacle and b) how close our last Senate election here in Virginia with Jim Webb vs. George Allen was. When it's that close, you've got to vote.


Allen was and is an asshole. Very much a good ol boy and really not someone I'd want to be around for more than thirty seconds. Regardless, yes, every vote is important for the first reason you gave. Florida had better not fark up, and I'm looking at you, too, Ohio. Quit farking around and let's not have any more bullshiat.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:01 AM  
I'm voting Democrat because I'm sick of rich people being given all of my money so they can be richer.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:04 AM  
I'm asking EVERYONE I see or talk to if they've voted yet, you should too! If they say "No", ask them what the hell are they waiting for?

/Even made sure to remind everyone on my L car this morning to get out and vote.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:13 AM  
Also wrote in Ron Paul

If I was not able to write in, I was going to vote for the socialist party just because they were the only party admitting they were socialists.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:24 AM  
I voted. The experience, like the anus, was unremarkable.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:55 AM  

Tom_Slick: DamnYankees: That would be 5.5 million voters total. GA only has about 10 million people. That would be near 100% turnout - are you sure thats a right number?

That is just what WSB 750 was saying on the news this morning. They claim to have gotten those numbers from the state.


If 5.5 million people vote in GA, Obama will win that state.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:57 AM  

vsavatar: Waited in line for 1.25 hours, but things went smoothly.

/Obama for President


Why vote? You know damned well ACORN is voting 10,000 times for obama for you.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:58 AM  
I voted last week. I really wish they allowed me to have my cell phone out so I could take a picture. Apparently, it's illegal in Nevada.


Today after work I'm heading to my dad's for dinner and we're gonna watch the low down on TV. Both republicans, both think Obama will landslide this thing.

/fingers crossed.


Can I too vote again but for RubyRed's ass?

I'd NOM NOM that too.
 
2008-11-04 9:08:58 AM  
voted obama and dam proud of it!

Got in line about 7:10 am, saw a shorter line so i moved into that one. ofcourse it was the wrong line, i didn't know it was. i had a 50-50 chance of being right... well i got to the front and they were like your suppose to be in the other line... so they moved me over to the front of it - wooohooo! cause the time differance of the short line - one i was in and the other line looked to be about a hour and a half. In and out in less than 15 minutes and no one got hurt. :D

suk it replatards
 
2008-11-04 9:09:28 AM  

Klitch: Voted this morning (for McCain) but aren't they supposed to check ID when you vote? They weren't checking any ID's when I voted.


Depends on your state.

I just had to verify my address no I.D required.

I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that
 
2008-11-04 9:09:31 AM  
I voted last week. I stood in line about an hour.

This morning, I took my elderly neighbors to vote because their ride couldn't make it.
We arrived at 7AM. There was no line. We walked right in, they signed in, were handed their ballots, and were done in 5 minutes. I spent the time chatting with the guy guarding the ballot box.

Wake County NC uses optically scanned paper ballots. You have a choice of standing in a booth or sitting at a table to fill it out.

41% of NC registered voters voted early this year.
 
2008-11-04 9:09:31 AM  

mediaho: I voted. The experience, like the anus, was unremarkable.


Speak for your own anus.
 
2008-11-04 9:09:42 AM  

W. T. Fark: Austin will go to Obama, but Texas will go to McCain obviously. Still, I did my part to make McCain work hard for those electoral votes.


You definitely did your part. Even if Texas goes for McCain, you can take some solace in the fact that your vote is one of the votes going to the Obama column. At the end of the day, I really believe he will win and win big and you were every bit as much a part of it as I was here in Michigan this morning. Thank you for voting. :)
 
2008-11-04 9:09:52 AM  
Long lines at my polling place too - usually takes 10 minutes, waited over an hour this time.

As I was coming in, someone supposedly keeping an eye on polling was being removed from the area - she was sitting right outside the door (in clear violation of posted signs and state laws - she should have been on the sidewalk a fair ways away) asking people to tell her of any long waits or problems...with an Obama campaign sign sitting next to her. That kind of thing happening anywhere else?
 
2008-11-04 9:10:09 AM  
Only 6 or 7 people in line ahead of me. Got to work on time.
 
2008-11-04 9:10:10 AM  

AliasUndercover: I'm voting Democrat because I'm sick of rich people being given all of my money so they can be richer.


I live with my mom
 
2008-11-04 9:10:11 AM  

pixistick: I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that


I agree. Should be easier to get an airline ticket.
 
2008-11-04 9:10:16 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Propain_az: I had to go McCain. Although, I do think the Obama will be a good president....some day.....needs more experience.

\I didn't really want McCain either.

Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think


And the "Waste of Bandwidth" Trainwreck begins...
 
2008-11-04 9:10:37 AM  

bulldg4life:
I'm going to enjoy your flailing today


My "flailing"?
 
2008-11-04 9:11:09 AM  

vegasj: Both republicans, both think Obama will landslide this thing.

/fingers crossed.


Fingers crossed for whom?
 
2008-11-04 9:11:13 AM  

Viss: Possible WHARRRGARBLL


Seriously, the ACORN thing is old and done. Been disproven seven ways from Sunday. Try something else.

And if you were being sarcastic, my apologies for biting.
 
2008-11-04 9:11:20 AM  
Just went to the polling place- filled out the ballot, took it over to the checkout and watched the machine crash in front of me.

But here's the kicker- I HAD A PAPER BALLOT. You just put the paper ballot into the box and move on. I'm a lot more sure that my paper ballot will get counted even if it's in a different pile than I am of any direct read electronic machine.

If your polling place isn't using paper, complain!
 
2008-11-04 9:11:26 AM  
Joe Six-Keg: Allen was and is an asshole. Very much a good ol boy and really not someone I'd want to be around for more than thirty seconds.

Totally agreed. I'm so glad that scumbag's budding presidential aspirations were shot down by the voters of Virginia. Let's just hope he doesn't come back, zombie-like, from his dead career.
 
2008-11-04 9:11:31 AM  
DamnYankees: If 5.5 million people vote in GA, Obama will win that state.

That is giving the voters of Georgia an awful lot of credit they don't deserve.
 
2008-11-04 9:11:52 AM  
I just got back from voting on my college campus. I got there at 7:30, and I was the 161st person to vote. I thought was pretty cool it was really early in the morning. That being said, Go Obama!
 
2008-11-04 9:12:01 AM  
I was voter #7 in my small town.
Go McCain.
I guess.
Whatever.

/both choices sucked
 
2008-11-04 9:12:03 AM  
Got to the polls early, waited behind 50 or so people, and cast my vote (Barr/Root) without incident.
 
2008-11-04 9:12:03 AM  
vegasj: Can I too vote again but for RubyRed's ass?

I think I need to see pictures/ graphs / xrays of said candidate before I can cast my vote.
 
2008-11-04 9:12:05 AM  
Hooray! Less than two hours until the bars open!
 
2008-11-04 9:12:15 AM  

DamnYankees: mediaho: I voted. The experience, like the anus, was unremarkable.

Speak for your own anus.


My anus is a grand sight to behold.

/with voting!
 
2008-11-04 9:12:18 AM  
Just voted after dropping my son off at school. No lines, but the cop at the polling place said it was mobbed at 7AM this morning.

/Looking forward to the McCain concession speech.
 
2008-11-04 9:12:26 AM  

Pooter: Some church is planning on handing out flyers in front of our polling place. Wish I could see how long they do that before an encounter with the police.


Nothing illegal about it as long as they're 100 feet away from the entrance where all the signs are piled up. That, however, is active campaigning and therefore falls under federal law and not state or local law (which "passive campaigning" such as wearing a t-shirt or button). I'd suspect the election officials will chase them off within a couple of minutes tops. Especially if it's a swing state.
 
2008-11-04 9:12:34 AM  
Done and done

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2008-11-04 9:12:47 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think


OH Hey!! So nice to see you trolling again... :/

Really though... here's your steaming fresh cup of STFU. Political Trolling season is over. Oh... and here is your bowl of dicks. Wouldn't want you to feel like I didn't care enough to give you your bowl of dicks. :D
 
2008-11-04 9:12:53 AM  

clownyclownzomby: Hooray! Less than two hours until the bars open!


OH GOD THIS!!!!!!
 
2008-11-04 9:12:55 AM  

DamnYankees: pixistick: I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that

I agree. Should be easier to get an airline ticket.


very funny McGee
 
2008-11-04 9:13:17 AM  

Wight Power: Done and done


It's 11/4, not 11/5.

FAIL.
 
2008-11-04 9:13:43 AM  
Got turned away at the damned polls this morning because I didn't exist in the records. When we moved in May, the DPS (damn them) never sent off my new voter registration info. So I may have to vote in my old town, which the address on my card would indicate...

At the very least, my wife made a synchronous vote, so we have the "family vote," but I wanna press the buttons!
 
2008-11-04 9:13:47 AM  

JohnnyC: W. T. Fark: Austin will go to Obama, but Texas will go to McCain obviously. Still, I did my part to make McCain work hard for those electoral votes.

You definitely did your part. Even if Texas goes for McCain, you can take some solace in the fact that your vote is one of the votes going to the Obama column. At the end of the day, I really believe he will win and win big and you were every bit as much a part of it as I was here in Michigan this morning. Thank you for voting. :)


I spent 2 hours at work today going through all the state and local elections for Austin...pain in the ass being an educated voter.

/VOTE YES ON PROP 2!! STOP GIVING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO MACY'S!!
 
2008-11-04 9:13:57 AM  

pixistick: DamnYankees: pixistick: I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that

I agree. Should be easier to get an airline ticket.

very funny McGee


Wasn't actually joking.
 
2008-11-04 9:13:58 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: My "flailing"?

yes.

More specifically, your desperate repetition of every talking point you can get your hands on.
 
2008-11-04 9:14:02 AM  

Type40: As an Englishman I am not alowed to vote in the US Election, some historical reason I don't really understand, so could someone go out and vote Obama on my behalf?


No. Mind your own country's business you english bastard.
 
2008-11-04 9:14:11 AM  

DamnYankees: Wight Power: Done and done

It's 11/4, not 11/5.

FAIL.


LoL!

 
2008-11-04 9:14:25 AM  

Wight Power: Done and done


Nicely done. :D haha... but the date is November 4th. hahaha. :D
 
2008-11-04 9:14:26 AM  
The place I voted was dead empty. I mean, dead empty. I was the only one there to vote. Lots of old folks (helpers I presume) standing around with nothing to do.

Electronic black-box voting, no paper records. I wrote myself in, as I'm the only one qualified to get this country back into shape.
 
2008-11-04 9:14:36 AM  

star_topology: Got turned away at the damned polls this morning because I didn't exist in the records. When we moved in May, the DPS (damn them) never sent off my new voter registration info. So I may have to vote in my old town, which the address on my card would indicate...

At the very least, my wife made a synchronous vote, so we have the "family vote," but I wanna press the buttons!


You didn't demand a provisional ballot?
 
2008-11-04 9:14:37 AM  
edremy: If your polling place isn't using paper, complain!

I used a DRE, again, unfortunately. I've complained before, but they don't care. Fortunately, they are phasing them out and going back to paper. Unfortunately, they aren't doing so until after this election.
 
2008-11-04 9:14:50 AM  

AliasUndercover: I'm voting Democrat because I'm sick of rich people being given all of my money so they can be richer.


Now your money can be taken from you and given to broke-dicks who don't deserve it. Brilliant.


/snark
 
2008-11-04 9:15:26 AM  
[image from geocross.org too old to be available]
 
2008-11-04 9:15:34 AM  
Hillary and Bill are now voting on the teevee.

Wonder if Bill will vote for Barack...
 
2008-11-04 9:15:43 AM  

pixistick: I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that


Yes, because what we really need is to make it difficult for people to vote.
 
2008-11-04 9:16:03 AM  

star_topology: Got turned away at the damned polls this morning because I didn't exist in the records. When we moved in May, the DPS (damn them) never sent off my new voter registration info. So I may have to vote in my old town, which the address on my card would indicate...

At the very least, my wife made a synchronous vote, so we have the "family vote," but I wanna press the buttons!


So you didn't have time to check your local county website to see if your information was correct?


What a weak excuse to not vote. I surmise you just didn't care
 
2008-11-04 9:16:05 AM  
The freakin election board Nazi brought the voting line to a complete hault. 6 open booths, but the Nazi kept cracking down on the poor blue hair volunteers to put the line back into a state of crawl.

/hate bottleneck
//dislike voting Nazis also
 
2008-11-04 9:16:10 AM  

Joe Six-Keg:

Seriously, the ACORN thing is old and done. Been disproven seven ways from Sunday. Try something else.

And if you were being sarcastic, my apologies for biting.


Been disproven? They are under investigation in several states
 
2008-11-04 9:16:10 AM  
online DMV address change didnt honor my voter registration address change- apparently an issue in Virginia.. ultra sweet.. over an hour drive RT to get to my old polling station. Thanks democrats (since I am a working tax-paying citizen, i assume it is your fault).

I will be voting later today though however
 
2008-11-04 9:16:13 AM  

DamnYankees: star_topology: Got turned away at the damned polls this morning because I didn't exist in the records. When we moved in May, the DPS (damn them) never sent off my new voter registration info. So I may have to vote in my old town, which the address on my card would indicate...

At the very least, my wife made a synchronous vote, so we have the "family vote," but I wanna press the buttons!

You didn't demand a provisional ballot?


Yeah, get back there and vote provisionally. It will take some time for them to process the ballot, but it will count.
 
2008-11-04 9:16:29 AM  

Abstruse: I spent 2 hours at work today going through all the state and local elections for Austin...pain in the ass being an educated voter.

/VOTE YES ON PROP 2!! STOP GIVING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO MACY'S!!


Hehe... Here in Michigan we had two props... Prop 1 was medical Marijuana and Prop 2 was embryonic stem cell research. I voted yes on both (meaning I want both). :)
 
2008-11-04 9:16:51 AM  
My experiences on Election Day:

Woke up at 5:30--there were thirty-seven new messages on my voicemail. Sixteen were from the candidate that wanted to take my money and give it to rich people, ten were from the candidate that wanted to take my money and give it to poor people, and the remaining eleven were from the same two candidates slamming the previous robocalls that they left me during the last week.

The polls opened at seven. I got there at six o'clock and immediately had to turn around and walk the two miles back home to take my place at the end of the registration line. Registration scalpers walked the line hawking their wares: Five hundred bucks for a completed form.

Behind me an old lady with both Obama and McCain pins on her lapel was offering cookies and coffee to the people standing in line. She was dragged off and beaten by a pack of lawyers and poll-watchers. Because of this, the atmosphere was muted. No one talked much, afraid of the rogue reporters that hunted the area. We were able to scatter when they got near thanks to the klieg lights that always gave them away, so they were more of a nuisance than anything. Still, the memory of Joe the Plumber was evident in the line. The lady in front of me made sure to bring her agent, some guy named Morrie who probably never voted before in his life. He kept screaming Miss Katzenbuger owns exclusive rights to whatever she just said! I bet he was voting Republican.

The coffee in the polling place had been in storage since the last presidential election, so all they had to do was cart the pot out, plug it in and they were ready to go. I declined a cup, and instead busied myself with the ballot. It was a paper variety, so I didn't have to worry about recalibrating it when the guy next to me burped. As far as the ballot goes, it was really pretty easy to understand. No matter what line was colored in, the arrow always pointed to the Democratic label, which was then covered up with White-Out and had Republican inked in with a wide red pen. Simple. Elegant. Easy to understand.

On my way out the door, an old guy slapped a sticker on my shirt that will probably never completely come off.

I love Election Day
 
2008-11-04 9:17:22 AM  

bulldg4life:
yes.

More specifically, your desperate repetition of every talking point you can get your hands on.


Saying that I use talking points has become a talking point
 
2008-11-04 9:17:29 AM  
I voted REPUBLICAN because I live in a fantasy world where SOMEDAY I will be rich (because of hard work can do attitude keepin' jobs at home bein' a mavrick). And one day, when I'm rich, I'm going to want the kind of tax policies that John McCain is proposing NOW.

I'm not sure what this thing is sticking out of my anus, but I VOTED MCCAIN!
 
2008-11-04 9:17:30 AM  
500 election related threads in TFD and the ONE I mention my ass in goes green.

Thanks Drew.
 
2008-11-04 9:17:32 AM  

stiletto_the_wise: pixistick: I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that

Yes, because what we really need is to make it difficult for people to vote.


It's not about difficult, it's about accuracy. Really hard to show a drivers license? Passport?
 
2008-11-04 9:17:35 AM  
I voted two weeks in early voting.

One of my friends in St. Louis got in line at 5:15am (polls opened at 6am) and had 25 people ahead of him. He sent pictures of what it looked like at 6:30am, and there were 500+ people in line. It's going to be an interesting day.

/GObama.
 
2008-11-04 9:17:37 AM  
Just saw a I VOTED sticker, she was number 14. Anyway, someone asked her who she voted for and she said ............. "the white guy"
 
2008-11-04 9:17:52 AM  

star_topology: Got turned away at the damned polls this morning because I didn't exist in the records. When we moved in May, the DPS (damn them) never sent off my new voter registration info. So I may have to vote in my old town, which the address on my card would indicate...

At the very least, my wife made a synchronous vote, so we have the "family vote," but I wanna press the buttons!


DamnYankees: You didn't demand a provisional ballot?


Seriously... Go back and demand your provisional ballot.
 
2008-11-04 9:18:12 AM  

PacManDreaming: Now your money can be taken from you and given to broke-dicks who don't deserve it. Brilliant.


As one of those "broke-dicks" (someone who makes less than six figures), screw you and the horse you rode in on. You rich farks broke this country, YOU pay to fix it!

/snark

Oops...point still stands though...
 
2008-11-04 9:18:16 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: Been disproven? They are under investigation in several states

The affect on the election that you believe is occurring is not what is actually happened.

Amazingly, your perception of reality is not the same as the rest of us.
 
2008-11-04 9:18:17 AM  
Go vote.
 
2008-11-04 9:18:37 AM  

Mnemia: Joe Six-Keg: Allen was and is an asshole. Very much a good ol boy and really not someone I'd want to be around for more than thirty seconds.

Totally agreed. I'm so glad that scumbag's budding presidential aspirations were shot down by the voters of Virginia. Let's just hope he doesn't come back, zombie-like, from his dead career.


I've had enough of glassy-eyed empty smiles, thanks, and I'm done with people who aren't smart enough to realize that some or even most of their constituents are as smart or smarter than they are. That kind of arrogance kills me.
 
2008-11-04 9:18:44 AM  
My polling place here in NC was deserted this morning. Only two or three people voting.
 
2008-11-04 9:18:44 AM  

vegasj: DamnYankees: Wight Power: Done and done

It's 11/4, not 11/5.

FAIL.

LoL!


Doh! LOL! Well, I'm gonna play the "no coffee in the morning" excuse one that one. Give me a break :P
 
2008-11-04 9:18:47 AM  
MCCAIN HAS 2 CHANCES OF WINNING. SLIM AND NONE, AND SLIM IS HAVING A BEER WITH OBAMAM RIGHT NOW
 
2008-11-04 9:18:48 AM  
DamnYankees: It's 11/4, not 11/5.

it's not April or May. Crazy American types!!
 
2008-11-04 9:18:50 AM  
Virginian proud to vote for Obama here. Take it from me - McCain will not win in my state. We have too much sense to let that bastard and his girlfriend rule our country.
 
2008-11-04 9:19:04 AM  
Got to my polling place right at 7am when it opened. Waited in line for 45 minutes before I voted for OBAMA (I've never waited in line before). Even more encouraging, the line was made up mostly of people under age 30. Now, I live in Mass, so the outcome of the election here was never really in question. But if this is the year that young people actually vote, then it's over.
 
2008-11-04 9:19:28 AM  
Woke up at 7, got to the elementary school at 7:20. Stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatted with others in line. Voted for Nader and got out of there.
 
2008-11-04 9:19:43 AM  

Amadour1: My eyes watered a little though.


I hear ya.
I think that if things go our way tonight, I might cry like a little baby... just out of relief and happiness at the turn our country is taking, giving the power back to the middle class and inspiring people to help one another. The long lines at the polls make me giddy- because it means people care, and believe that they can make a difference. Good for us.
 
2008-11-04 9:20:10 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: Saying that I use talking points has become a talking point

I bet that makes you proud
 
jx
2008-11-04 9:20:15 AM  

vegasj: DamnYankees: Wight Power: Done and done

It's 11/4, not 11/5.

FAIL.

LoL!


nah. he's good. he's a dem and has a time machine.
 
2008-11-04 9:20:19 AM  
Got to the polls at about 7:30, checked in, signed in the little box, stood in line, got my card for the touch screen machine, voted, out in about 25 minutes. There were people who came in right after me and got a paper ballot because they didn't want to wait in line for the touch screens, I still got out before them.

The woman in front of me in line had her son with her and when speaking to him she made me and a few other people in line facepalm... Her son was asking about why she is doing the touch screen and not the paper ballot, she responded... "they never count the paper ballots, your throwing away your vote that way, it's a historical fact." I looked around to see if anyone else heard what she said, and sure enough about 3 other people were looking at her in disgust. Another thing about this lady, she her machine was right across from me so we were facing each other so I could hear everything she was saying to herself and her son... so she hit the wrong box on the screen and it showed she voted the opposite way that she wanted, she started to panic and made her son run over to get an official, all the while she was saying, oh my god, it's doing that Homer Simpson thing, it won't let me select the box I want, they ARE stealing the election... the official came over and she said the same thing to him and demanded he fix the machine, he then told her to hit the box that was checked (the one she hit on accident to begin with), she said NO! I don't want to vote that way, he told her, it will uncheck the box, she asked him 3 more times if he was sure, he said yes, that's how it worked, she did it, and checked the box she wanted, and the man walked away. She then said to her son, "you have to be careful, they are watching you and will change your vote if you let them"... she also had the cut out of the local paper and was voting exactly how they told her to, she told her son this as she was getting it out of her purse...

/I wish I was making this up
//So not only was an idiot voting, she has bred and is spreading "teh dum"...
 
2008-11-04 9:20:33 AM  

JohnnyC: Hang On Voltaire: Why don't you just call Obama the "N" word. We know that is what you think

OH Hey!! So nice to see you trolling again... :/

Really though... here's your steaming fresh cup of STFU. Political Trolling season is over. Oh... and here is your bowl of dicks. Wouldn't want you to feel like I didn't care enough to give you your bowl of dicks. :D


THIS.

/get to nomming, HOV
 
2008-11-04 9:20:35 AM  

bulldg4life: Hang On Voltaire: Been disproven? They are under investigation in several states

The affect on the election that you believe is occurring is not what is actually happened.

Amazingly, your perception of reality is not the same as the rest of us.


Willful ignorance isn't amazing, it's pathetic.
 
2008-11-04 9:20:57 AM  

smooshie: Got to the polling place in southwest (that's real) Virginia at 6:00, waited in line for ten minutes, and voted for Obama :D



Also got to my polling place here in Roanoke at 6:00 AM, waiting in line for 45 minutes (over 125 people in front of me, and within 10 minutes another 100-150 in line behind me), and voted for McCain.
 
2008-11-04 9:21:16 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: Saying that I use talking points has become a talking point

You don't rate a talking point. You're not that important.
 
2008-11-04 9:21:22 AM  
The voting contraption looked like some torture device. I had to pull a rusty lever. It was just like summer camp.
 
2008-11-04 9:21:26 AM  
Hey Dallas Fort Worth Farkers. Im jetting out of work early today, mainly because I want to grab my camera and drive around the city and take photos of any craziness.

If anyone needs a ride to vote, please let me know. I would be more than happy to give you a ride. I probably will leave around 1ish.
 
2008-11-04 9:21:30 AM  
Wife and I voted a few days ago via mail-in ballot.

Yes we did!

/should be a good day
//good luck to those who have to stand in line
///GObama!
 
2008-11-04 9:21:47 AM  
i cant believe i promised to go easy on your ass RR. god.dammitall.
 
2008-11-04 9:22:01 AM  

Abstruse: JohnnyC: W. T. Fark: Austin will go to Obama, but Texas will go to McCain obviously. Still, I did my part to make McCain work hard for those electoral votes.

You definitely did your part. Even if Texas goes for McCain, you can take some solace in the fact that your vote is one of the votes going to the Obama column. At the end of the day, I really believe he will win and win big and you were every bit as much a part of it as I was here in Michigan this morning. Thank you for voting. :)

I spent 2 hours at work today going through all the state and local elections for Austin...pain in the ass being an educated voter.

/VOTE YES ON PROP 2!! STOP GIVING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO MACY'S!!


Vote No on Prop 2!!! Keep Austin's Word!!!

/srsly.
//poorly worded props will be the death of us all.
 
2008-11-04 9:22:02 AM  
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2008-11-04 9:22:03 AM  
pixistick: Klitch: Voted this morning (for McCain) but aren't they supposed to check ID when you vote? They weren't checking any ID's when I voted.

Depends on your state.

I just had to verify my address no I.D required.

I think that should be changed. It's harder to get an airline ticket than to vote. Something is just plain wrong about that


They were checking IDs of people who had recently moved or were newly registered. I had voted in this precinct already, so I just signed the paper and got my ballot.
 
2008-11-04 9:22:09 AM  
My lazy stoner artist ass forgot to register. Thankfully, CT offers a lovely Presidential ballot (that is available until 8PM tonight) that I was able to register for and complete in about, oh, 5 minutes at my town hall (in a medium-sized city, no less). The staff was all friendly and dealt with my joking about the Guv taking saliva DNA samples from the envelopes used in the ballot-taking process with ease. The dude who monitored the ballot room even quipped that they didn't know where the envelopes were made, so there might be a serious risk of Chinese-heavy-metal-poisoning associated with voting.
 
2008-11-04 9:22:32 AM  

Wight Power: vegasj: DamnYankees: Wight Power: Done and done

It's 11/4, not 11/5.

FAIL.

LoL!

Doh! LOL! Well, I'm gonna play the "no coffee in the morning" excuse one that one. Give me a break :P


alright... at least you voted correctly. well played.

 
2008-11-04 9:22:37 AM  
Voted in Minnesota 1 hr after the polls opened...

No lines, which was kinda surprising considering the high turnout here...but its not really a swing state so who knows.

I've never been this proud to cast a vote for many reasons:

1)GOBAMA - enough said
2)MN voter turnout goal of 80% this year...I contributed to that.
3)No matter how it goes, this will be a historic election - and I'm part of it now
 
2008-11-04 9:22:39 AM  
Just got back from voting. No lines, but a steady stream in and out of the building as I pulled up. When I finished 5 minutes after checking in, there were about 15 people lined up, many of them twentysomethings!

Funny story, though. I made sure to cover my Obama t-shirt (NJ doesn't allow you to wear campaign stuff in the polling station) and as I was walking out, one of the volunteers asked me what my shirt said. I showed her and she asked why I was covering it up. Told her it's illegal in NJ to show it & she was surprised. She knew she wasn't allowed, but thought everyone else was. But I made her promise not to turn anyone away, since all 8 volunteers had agreed that it was okay.
 
2008-11-04 9:22:48 AM  
Voted 30 minutes after polls opened. was #32 at my location, so i was pretty much second-to-last in my town. (The slacker!)

Last night, my dad mentioned to some buddies he was glad I wanted to vote "because he knew I'd vote the right way." Good thing he didn't ask me which way that was.

/GOBAMA!
//VOTING ENABLED!
 
2008-11-04 9:22:59 AM  

Abstruse: PacManDreaming: Now your money can be taken from you and given to broke-dicks who don't deserve it. Brilliant.

As one of those "broke-dicks" (someone who makes less than six figures), screw you and the horse you rode in on. You rich farks broke this country, YOU pay to fix it!

/snark

Oops...point still stands though...


Maybe you should've tried harder in life?
 
2008-11-04 9:23:04 AM  

jx:

nah. he's good. he's a dem and has a time machine.


Exactly. Voting on or before election day isn't elitist enough.
 
2008-11-04 9:23:19 AM  
I voted early. I'll be volunteering at the polls later.

We'll see if those early votes count for anything in Arizona though...

For the Arizonians in the house, yes, I voted to boot Sheriff Joe, I voted to get that recockulous marriage proposition away from the state Constitution, and I voted for ChangeyGobamagan and the Gaffe Machine, as opposed to the Windsock and Caribou Barbie.
 
2008-11-04 9:24:18 AM  
Baby, you can vote for my ass as hard as you want.
 
2008-11-04 9:24:18 AM  
I voted absentee yesterday. It was a long-ass ballot, and it was easier to sit in my living room and do research one question at a time.

/Oh, and GOBAMA!
 
2008-11-04 9:24:29 AM  

Mouren: tommyl66: I can't vote until tomorrow anyways since I'm voting for Obama.

... vote today, don't believe teh lies they are telling about Democratic Elections tommorow, they are today.


No way, if I go today then I have to vote Republican, AND they'll arrest me for that parking ticket from 6 years ago that I never paid. No sir, I'm no sucker, I'm waiting until tomorrow to vote Obama!
 
2008-11-04 9:24:33 AM  
Hillary looks hung over.
 
2008-11-04 9:24:47 AM  

stiletto_the_wise: Yes, because what we really need is to make it difficult for people to vote.


We do if we want to keep in power a party who's main goal is to bolster a wealthy minority.
 
2008-11-04 9:24:58 AM  

brigid_fitch: Just got back from voting. No lines, but a steady stream in and out of the building as I pulled up. When I finished 5 minutes after checking in, there were about 15 people lined up, many of them twentysomethings!

Funny story, though. I made sure to cover my Obama t-shirt (NJ doesn't allow you to wear campaign stuff in the polling station) and as I was walking out, one of the volunteers asked me what my shirt said. I showed her and she asked why I was covering it up. Told her it's illegal in NJ to show it & she was surprised. She knew she wasn't allowed, but thought everyone else was. But I made her promise not to turn anyone away, since all 8 volunteers had agreed that it was okay.


Courts ruled that clothing, as long as it isn't obscene, is protected by the first amendment and you can't be turned away from your polling place. What you cannot do is actively campaign or try to influence anyone's vote.


/the more you know
 
2008-11-04 9:25:01 AM  
There's an election going on? I hadn't heard anything about this. Is anybody interesting running? Any important issues I should know about? Why don't they mention these things on TV?
 
2008-11-04 9:25:13 AM  

RubyRed: Baby, you can vote for my ass as hard as you want.


Haha You're so hot. :D
 
2008-11-04 9:25:26 AM  

NyteRayn: I hear ya.
I think that if things go our way tonight, I might cry like a little baby... just out of relief and happiness at the turn our country is taking, giving the power back to the middle class and inspiring people to help one another. The long lines at the polls make me giddy- because it means people care, and believe that they can make a difference. Good for us.


How long before you come to the sad realization that Obama lied to you, and/or had no intention of delivering on the promises he made? He won't do what he's promising. He _can't_ do what he's promising, and he either knows it, or is a fool because he doesn't. What will it take for you to admit you were fooled by him, I wonder?
 
2008-11-04 9:25:33 AM  
PacManDreaming: Maybe you should've tried harder in life?

That's right! All the poor people just don't try.

What a brilliant analysis
 
2008-11-04 9:25:36 AM  
Cambridge, MA: Went at 7:30 and I think every person in my 15-block precinct was there. VERY pro-Obama, I'll be amazed if McCain gets 10 votes here.

Man, the atmosphere was electric.
 
2008-11-04 9:26:07 AM  
About a half-hour line for me this morning, in the far-west 'burbs of Chicago. I arrived at 6:10. Good to see a couple hundred people got there before me.

The lady 2 machines away from me couldn't figure out the electronic voting machine. She looked like a Republican.

/Gobama!
//Go Bill Foster!
///Yes to IL Con-Con!
 
2008-11-04 9:26:18 AM  
PacManDreaming: Maybe you should've tried harder in life?

Yeah, that single mom working two jobs to support her kids, she should just try harder.
 
2008-11-04 9:26:19 AM  
:)
 
2008-11-04 9:26:37 AM  
Got to my polling place a little after 7 a.m. No crazy-assed long lines weaving all the way down the street like I'd thought there'd be. Went through the line hassle-free, put in my vote, got the little "I voted" sticker and got le fark outta there around 5 minutes till 8.

/no crazy people in line
//no stoopid people
///no free pre-vote entertainment since everyone was sane :(
////gobama slashies
 
2008-11-04 9:26:37 AM  

RubyRed: Baby, you can vote for my ass as hard as you want.


What is it about redheads that make them so frickin' awesome?
 
2008-11-04 9:26:55 AM  
Walked in @ 630, voted for Bob Barr, walked out. Wait was shorter than 10 minutes.

Not bad.

/Go Bob Barr!
//More importantly, Go Libertarians!
 
2008-11-04 9:27:04 AM  
As a Canadian, I'm laughing my ass at how long you guys have to line up. Seriously, WTF? Every election I've been in in Canada, the lines were long-ish (like 20 people) but the wait was never more than 10 minutes. Do they make you write an essay or something?
 
2008-11-04 9:27:22 AM  
Set my alarm wrong, didn't wake up till 7:45, rushed too the polls, was in and out in 20 mins. One more vote for Obama, in Wisconsin!!!
 
2008-11-04 9:27:25 AM  
Voted early (a week ago) for Obama. In Utah. I'm a Maverick!
 
2008-11-04 9:27:29 AM  
in and out in 5 minutes in fort worth, tx

what i did hate was all the people stopping to get their stupid stickers so they can prove how freaking awesome they are because they voted for candidate x

what a bunch of fartards
 
2008-11-04 9:27:30 AM  
!

I voted Democrat because I like for people to see how non-racist and caring I am so I voted for the completely inexperienced guy who says platitudes that mean nothing but I don't really care about the details because asking about those might make someone think I am racist. I do know that he is planning on raising taxes on people who make more money than me which has always worked. After all if the rich attorney decides not to get a new kitchen installed because of the tax hike that will stick it to him. But Obama has promised me a tax cut and he would never go back on that right? I mean I know he went back on several promises this year and has already acknowledged that the next president cannot fulfill ever promise that he has made but he is for change and hope and I don't want to be seen as racist so I will keep my mouth shut
 
2008-11-04 9:27:30 AM  
voted in MD today. i've voted in 2 other presidential elections and about 5 primaries and congressional elections. i have never seen so many african americans and people under 30 in a polling station. people my age actually are giving a fark. i'm feeling really proud right now.

this is gonna be a landslide.
 
2008-11-04 9:27:35 AM  

Drew: I figured I'd get up early and get voting out of the way. Huge lines at my polling place. A couple of county cops wandered through at one point and said that it was the same all over the rest of the county. "There were even 40 people in line at Nonesuch. I think that's all of em"


It was the same way at mine. I got up and out of the house by 6:15, and there was already a line out the door, through the parking lot, and down the street. Crazy.
 
2008-11-04 9:27:41 AM  
Voted NO on amendment 2 in Florida.

Otherwise I wont be able to marry my sweet sweet SexBot 2000.

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2008-11-04 9:27:49 AM  
Man, the line at the mail drop box by the supermarket was around the block last wednesday night, and it was all kids and black people.
This is bad news... for Obama.
/voted blue, hoping colorado tumbles blue as well.
 
2008-11-04 9:27:51 AM  
djh0101010: How long before you come to the sad realization that Obama lied to you, and/or had no intention of delivering on the promises he made? He won't do what he's promising. He _can't_ do what he's promising, and he either knows it, or is a fool because he doesn't. What will it take for you to admit you were fooled by him, I wonder?

I would assume the same level of change that it would take you to see that some people just want to vote for something different. And, they are willing to at least have some hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday.

For some strange reason, the idea of wanting a better future is enough of an incentive to trust someone.

Hopefully, in the future, we can all be as cynical and jaded as you and can continue voting for the status quo since both candidates are awful.
 
2008-11-04 9:28:11 AM  
Voted after a 10 minute wait here in Cincinnati.

Go Bama!

There was a blind woman trying to vote, but the special machine they had for her locked up. Luckily she had her grandson walk over with her, so he helped her fill out a paper ballot. I heard her telling him that he sort of voted in an historic election that she never thought she'd see - there was a lot of dust in that room, I swear...
 
2008-11-04 9:28:12 AM  

Glasgowsfinest: DamnYankees: It's 11/4, not 11/5.

it's not April or May. Crazy American types!!


You and your fancy metric system.
 
2008-11-04 9:28:57 AM  
In and out in 35 minutes. Of course, up here in Chicago there are tons of polling places. I walked 8 blocks to mine, and passed 3 places on the way there.
 
2008-11-04 9:29:00 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: Joe Six-Keg:

Seriously, the ACORN thing is old and done. Been disproven seven ways from Sunday. Try something else.

And if you were being sarcastic, my apologies for biting.

Been disproven? They are under investigation in several states


I would answer you, but bulldg4life answered it for me. Thanks, man.

However, I would like to answer you, HOV. Under investigation means that someone is going to get hit for voter registration fraud. Not voter fraud. I bolded it so you and the rest of those who feel the need to hang on to talking points could not use the excuse of not seeing it. Registration does not equal voting. Any false registration forms have to be reported, and have been reported. That's what the investigation is about: Investigating voter registration fraud. Please update your talking points with reality and accuracy. ACORN will probably go out of business, which is unfortunate, but necessary when the organization's left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. However, what you're proposing is Obama's fault is the same as, say, suing the manufacturer of a gun used in a robbery. The manufacturer had nothing to do with the robbery, so why should the manufacturer get sued? Do you agree with the analogy I have set forth and do you agree that voter registration fraud and voter fraud are two different things?

I await your responses to this with bated breath. Your choices are "YES" or "NO".
 
2008-11-04 9:29:07 AM  
Hang On Voltaire: blah blah blah blah

See? Hilarious.

Keep it up, Chet. It's funny to watch.
 
2008-11-04 9:29:13 AM  

PurplePimpSaber: RubyRed: Baby, you can vote for my ass as hard as you want.

What is it about redheads that make them so frickin' awesome?


well it's not the fact one isn't on my shaft right now... so I dunno.

 
2008-11-04 9:29:41 AM  

Hang On Voltaire: !

I voted Democrat because I like for people to see how non-racist and caring I am so I voted for the completely inexperienced guy who says platitudes that mean nothing but I don't really care about the details because asking about those might make someone think I am racist. I do know that he is planning on raising taxes on people who make more money than me which has always worked. After all if the rich attorney decides not to get a new kitchen installed because of the tax hike that will stick it to him. But Obama has promised me a tax cut and he would never go back on that right? I mean I know he went back on several promises this year and has already acknowledged that the next president cannot fulfill ever promise that he has made but he is for change and hope and I don't want to be seen as racist so I will keep my mouth shut


Your desperation makes me smile almost as much as Michigan losing bowl eligibility.
 
2008-11-04 9:30:07 AM  
Voted on campus at 6:30 AM

I live in New York, so I'm a bit afraid I might not have used the big scary machine right...but I voted Obama so it probably is just a drop in the bucket here.

I am personally looking forward to the race war later tonight! Need to remember to pick up popcorn and beer for later...
 
2008-11-04 9:30:14 AM  

Abstruse: spencurai: If you haven't early voted you are either..

A) A farking idiot

or

B) In a municipality run by farking idiots that do not offer early voting.

/serious...completely serious
//voted two Fridays ago.
///didn't vote for either of the jackasses the dems or repubs offered up.

So are you one of those people who waited in line for 4+ hours to vote early so that you wouldn't have to wait in 4+ hour long lines?


From all the early voting stories here, the early voters were the suckers. Less than 1 hour to vote this AM. The early folks were in line 3-4 hours in my county.
 
2008-11-04 9:30:22 AM  
Its illegal for me to vote today.


/voted via absentee ballot a few days ago
 
2008-11-04 9:30:29 AM  
In Indiana, bars can't open until the polls close tonight. I guess the bars were often used as the polling place, but the law is still on the books and enforced.

$tarbutts is giving free coffee with your 'I voted today' sticker. Too bad they don't give you a free drink in a bar in Indiana. Or at least *a* drink.
 
2008-11-04 9:31:01 AM  
bulldg4life: I would assume the same level of change that it would take you to see that some people just want to vote for something different. And, they are willing to at least have some hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday.

For some strange reason, the idea of wanting a better future is enough of an incentive to trust someone.

Hopefully, in the future, we can all be as cynical and jaded as you and can continue voting for the status quo since both candidates are awful.


People who say Obama's "just another politician" aren't paying attention. Even if he's lying to us, which I have no reason to believe he is, he's doing it in a way that no politician has ever done.

So even if he's a liar, he's not just another politician. And that's why people are so enthusiastic about him.
 
2008-11-04 9:31:01 AM  

Pxtl: As a Canadian, I'm laughing my ass at how long you guys have to line up. Seriously, WTF? Every election I've been in in Canada, the lines were long-ish (like 20 people) but the wait was never more than 10 minutes. Do they make you write an essay or something?


As an Oregonian, I laugh at your lines.

/universal vote-by-mail.
//and yes, beer was involved.
 
2008-11-04 9:31:05 AM