Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Waiting for the Answer

So far so good here in New Jersey. There was a good crowd at the polling place when DH and I went to vote at around 11 a.m. - and a friend of ours who is a challenger said that there were lines early this morning and there had already been more people there than usually vote all day.

I was distributing literature (a legal distance from the polls of course!) at another location, and they had had a huge turnout as well. The people we were approaching were overwhelmingly voting for the Democrats. But of course in New Jersey this isn't surprising.

I'm more concerned about the swing states - and hear there are substantial problems in some of the key locations. Strange how this always happens, isn't it? Maybe not so strange. Well we can't put up with this again! Let's hope enough people voted early and enough people are willing to stand in lines when machines break down, and that no one is denied their right to vote!

28 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Yes, let's hope.

S.W. Anderson said...

There were problems with voting in places, but all's well that ends well.

(BTW, a good friend from childhood grew up in Bogota, N.J., and I had relatives who for many years lived in Bloomfield.)

libhom said...

I think this is a good time to fight for full voting rights and against voter suppression. No one can accuse liberals of sour grapes.

Tom Harper said...

Reading this post after the results are in, I can relive the tension and unbearable anxiety I was feeling last night before we knew the results. I was pretty sure Obama would win, but there were too many nagging doubts.

What if there really were millions of voters who said they were for Obama but would vote for McCain at the last minute? What if Diebold rigged all the machines? What if those dirty tricks (robocalls, tricking people into voting on Wednesday November 5th, intimidating voters at the polls) actually worked on millions of voters?

The tension was unbearable. Whew!

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