I voted early and I know a lot of people who are. I thought it was interesting that in Florida, they changed the rules and cut down on early voting
days and hours. Still, people are forming lines and waiting 5 hours sometimes to vote early. And the records of early voting is breaking records.
(Edit: WTH did that mean? )
When I saw this story on the news last night, I felt so proud! People are really taking their vote seriously this year. They are willing to miss work
and wait 5 hours in line just to have their voice heard.
Any reason not to work on a Friday works for me. If the lines are that long now I can't imagine what election day will be like. Perhaps I will
pack a picnic lunch and bring my travel scrabble. Or perhaps a hockey mask and pads may come more handy.
The lines for early voting have been quite long in my area as well. I went yesterday and it was slowing down a bit and I got in pretty quickly (but
still the first time I've ever seen lines for early voting), but a family friend who went Monday confirmed that he had to stand in line for quite a
If this trend continues through election day, it appears that overall turnout is going to be quite high this year. I think the eventual winner is
going to receive well over 70 million votes nationwide, which would easily beat the 62M record Bush set in '04.
Everyone should keep an extra eye on the Volunteers that typically work the polling stations. These good people are doing their civic duty and may
not have received the best training. I hope people do not vent their frustrations on these folks. I witnessed some of that in 2004. Without the
volunteers, the whole system would be worse than it already is in most areas. Please be kind and be patient. This is why election should be a
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