What's On Your Mind?: The Election Day Edition

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    Nov 06, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    I thought we could use this as a catch-all for your thoughts, opinions, celebrations, etc. on Election Day. Check in as you vote.

    I'm off today because some schools in the district are used as polling places. I went to vote early. This is the first year Virginia has used a voter I.D. system and I thought lines were moving a little slower. I observed a big crowd of people voting, particularly for early in the morning. There were a lot of senior citizens there, particularly African-American senior citizens. I know this election is important to them since both sides claim the other is going to decimate Medicare. Maybe senior citizens will be the group that decides this election? On the other hand, I was probably the youngest person there. But it was before 7 a.m. One thing I observed this year: Kids didn't seem particularly interested in this election, as opposed to 4 years ago when there was a noticeable excitement about Obama.
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    Nov 06, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    if u vote republican ur dead 2 me
  • Laurence

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    Nov 06, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    The coverage of the US election is excessive over here in the UK.

    So god knows what it's been like over there. Horrible I imagine.

    It's now at the point here, that it will be just really nice for it to be over, and we can go back to worrying about what's happening in the Middle East.

    Loz

    ps. VOTE OBAMA (you know you want to..)
  • ohioguy12

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    Nov 06, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    It's good to see the enthusiasm
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    Nov 06, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    McQueen saidif u vote republican ur dead 2 me


    Romney / Ryan !!!!
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    Nov 06, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    I'm trying to decide how I will vote on the Virginia eminent domain amendment. I think for it, even though I abhor some of its most strident supporters (the Christo-fascist state attorney general, for one).
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    Nov 06, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    There were a lot of republicans out in the early morning hours when I went to vote. Even some in front passing out flyers showing how to vote republican. icon_rolleyes.gif

    They were a good distance from the door however the door is down a long corridor in a school yard so you needed to get past them to get in. Not sure whether this is allowed, but I'll check into it and see if there is anything that can be done.

    I just think it's sad that so many people were fooled by Mitt Romney.

    Everyone really needs to get out and vote today. It is extremely important.
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    Nov 06, 2012 1:56 PM GMT

    What's on my mind? O and R are neck and neck according to our media, with Obama having a possible .04 lead.

    Our Republican relatives in the US are happy but have mixed feelings as they don't trust Romney one bit.
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    Nov 06, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    meninlove said
    What's on my mind? O and R are neck and neck according to our media, with Obama having a possible .04 lead.

    Our Republican relatives in the US are happy but have mixed feelings as they don't trust Romney one bit.

    I'm not sure your media understands the Electoral College, then.


    Ugh, my bad. It does, and I should have mentioned this is based on the popular vote polls.
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    Nov 06, 2012 2:14 PM GMT


    Ho Lawdy!

    "We're the laughing stock of the world." Orly???

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    Nov 06, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    "Among America's closest allies, it's a landslide for Obama. The president gets 62-65 percent support in Britain; 64 percent in Germany; 65 percent in Brazil; over 70 percent in Canada; 67 percent in Australia; and 72 percent in France. Only two "allied" countries back Rommey: Pakistan and Israel, both increasingly fundamentalist religious states with nuclear weapons. One is clearly still irked by the Osama bin Laden raid; the other calculating that the Republican nominee will more likely back permanent control of the West Bank and a war against Iran."

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/11/how-the-world-would-vote.html
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    Nov 06, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    UNINSTALLING OBAMA............ █████████████▒ 99% complete.
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    Nov 06, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Do polls close everywhere at 7 p.m.? That seems too early to me.
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    I really hope and wish, Obama wins again. Don't want to go back to stone age. 4 years of nightmare is cruel.
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    McQueen saidif u vote republican ur dead 2 me
    Romney / Ryan !!!!
    go rot in a hole
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 07, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    Wow! Florida is leaning Obama!! I didn't expect that. Although it's still too early, 36% of precincts have reported and Obama is up by 4% over Romney (almost 120,000 votes). And that lead has been increasing as precincts continue to report.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidWow! Florida is leaning Obama!! I didn't expect that. Although it's still too early, 36% of precincts have reported and Obama is up by 4% over Romney (almost 120,000 votes). And that lead has been increasing as precincts continue to report.


    It's looking good.icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 07, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Voted today. my fingers crossed for President Obama to win again.
  • TheBizMan

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    Wanting it to be later in the night so the western states results start to come in. Not looking good so far.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    BREAKING NEWS: Connecticut Senate Race is projected Murphy over Linda McMahon. HUGE!!!
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    Nov 07, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    Looks like Romney's winning so far.
  • TheBizMan

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    19Chris91 saidLooks like Romney's winning so far.

    It's gonna look like that until we get to the western electoral votes, or Obama solidifies swing states.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidWow! Florida is leaning Obama!! I didn't expect that. Although it's still too early, 36% of precincts have reported and Obama is up by 4% over Romney (almost 120,000 votes). And that lead has been increasing as precincts continue to report.


    UPDATE: FLORIDA 57% reporting - Obama leading 51% to 48% by 143,000 votes.

    UPDATE 2: 69% reporting - Obama hanging on to the lead by 29,000 votes.
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    Nov 07, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    Looks like Virginia is going to Romney.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 07, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    OHIO - 22% reporting - Obama leading Romney by 210,246 votes