I voted today.

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    Nov 04, 2008 1:27 PM GMT
    For Obama, of course. Can't wait to see the results tonight!! Anyone else vote today?
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    Nov 04, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    I voted two weeks ago but I wish I voted today. lol.
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    Nov 04, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    Voted early, congrats on your own voting today. Now I can do the beach today, prolly the officially nude one, where all I'll be wearing is my "I Voted" sticker... LOL!
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    Nov 04, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    I voted early this morning. Took all of 2 mins. Told everyone there what a good job they were doing and went home for breakfast.

    Now the real hard part... waiting for the results.
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    Nov 04, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    creyente said
    Now the real hard part... waiting for the results.


    Tell me about it, I voted right at 7 am when the polls opened and I'm feeling sick to my stomach thinking about the outcome. Whatever the result, I hope that the new leader of the free world is the right choice for America.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    Can't wait for us to get the chance to vote here in the UK.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    WA State has mail in only. My partner and I dropped off our ballots a couple weeks ago.

    BTW, did you know you can get free coffee from Starbucks today? All you have to do is tell them you voted. icon_biggrin.gif

    You can also get a free donut from Krispy Creme or free ice cream from Ben and Jerry.


    And you can even get a free vibrator from this place. Yes I said free vibrator. My partner found this...I have no idea how. icon_lol.gif
    http://blog.babeland.com/2008/10/31/get-out-the-vote-with-babeland/
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Yeahhhhh I just voted. I was happy to see so many other students lining up on campus to vote! Yeah Student Vote!!
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    Red_Hussein_Vespa saidVoted early, congrats on your own voting today. Now I can do the beach today, prolly the officially nude one, where all I'll be wearing is my "I Voted" sticker... LOL!


    lucky you... i am safely tucked away in a nondescript cubicle farm somewhere in jersey but i would much rather prefer lying out on some beach.

    ... and i didn't get an 'I Voted' sticker!!
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    I got my sticker!!! Arrived early and was seventh in line at my polling place -- good because about 30 - 40 more showed up after me before the polling opened.

    Yes, for Obama, and No for 8!
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    Voted two weeks ago. I wish they placed an "I Voted" sticker in the absentee ballots.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    voted on 10/21; i want to re-wear my sticker today.
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    Nov 04, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    I got up at 5:45 a.m. to go vote with my roommate. The antiquated voting machine freaked me out and I had to have the guy show me how to use it twice. It was like something out of Metropolis. I was also happy to see how many people were out at 6 a.m. to vote!
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    keepinghealthy saidAnd you can even get a free vibrator from this place. Yes I said free vibrator. My partner found this...I have no idea how. icon_lol.gif
    http://blog.babeland.com/2008/10/31/get-out-the-vote-with-babeland/


    OMG, the asterisk comment next to the vibrator cracked me up:

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    LMAO!!! Yeah, our Florida Starbucks & Krispy Kremes are doing an offer, too.
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    I took the day off to vote. I walked up to Starbuck's got my free coffee, then down to the polling precinct. I was lucky. From 6 am until about 9 there were any where betweeen 100-200 people in line. I got there at 10:30 and there were only 11 people ahead of me. When I came out from voting the line was back up to about 40-50 people.
  • Fiveldsp

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    Nov 04, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    I live in Findlay OH now but am still registered in a tiny lit'l village of about 3000 people. I took off the morning from work and drove over there to vote and was surprised to see the line going out the door. It's cool that so many people are motivated to cast their votes this year.

    And I agree... it's nerve racking just having to sit by for 7 hours as we wait for the polls to close and the results to start coming in.
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    I'm a permanent absentee voter in CA and I voted like almost a month ago...
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    Vote early, vote often!
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    Nov 04, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    Well I am glad to see that young people are voting!

    BTW can anyone on RJ answer this question. Why do the states have control over the voting technology?

    In Canada the Federal election is controlled by Elections Canada. We vote the old-fashioned way, with a pencil on a paper ballot. Very low tech. I know but we don't seem to have issues like some of the states have. We do have manual recounts though which occasionally change the result.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    The bf and I voted.

    Pretty quick and painless. Nobody bugged us at the door with literature.

    We are 2 of the 7 R's in a precinct with like a couple hundred D's so I doubt it matters for the most part. Although the voter turn out was low that was disappointing.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidBTW can anyone on RJ answer this question. Why do the states have control over the voting technology?


    Voting is one of the sovereign powers the states have under our federal form of US government. Just like driver's licenses are a state function, not a federal one.

    In fact, technically state residents only vote for their own state's candidates, not national ones. Even the vote for President & Vice-President is actually to select a member to attend the Electoral College from that state, and it is the Electors who cast the real ballots for President in December.

    A national voting standard is one of the issues that would arise should the Electoral College ever be abolished.
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    keepinghealthy saidWA State has mail in only. My partner and I dropped off our ballots a couple weeks ago.

    BTW, did you know you can get free coffee from Starbucks today? All you have to do is tell them you voted. icon_biggrin.gif

    You can also get a free donut from Krispy Creme or free ice cream from Ben and Jerry.


    And you can even get a free vibrator from this place. Yes I said free vibrator. My partner found this...I have no idea how. icon_lol.gif
    http://blog.babeland.com/2008/10/31/get-out-the-vote-with-babeland/


    Nothing better than free caffeine for nervous people.

    I think Babeland has the right idea though. I was more nervous when I woke up, until my boyfriend got me off and then pounded me. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 04, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    I just voted!!!

    It was, fast, simple and easy. Im hoping for an Obama LANDSLIDE!!!!!
  • EricLA

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    Nov 04, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    I voted by mail last week because I was afraid of what the polls might look like this morning. My coworker emailed me from east of Hollywood at 7am and said the line was already a block from the polling place. I think it took her two hours to get to vote.

    I drove by my polling place and I only saw a couple of people in the door, but it's in a school auditorium, so there could have been a line inside. On the way there, I drove by a single Yes on 8 (the anti-same-sex marriage initiative) protester. Of course, it was in front of the Mormon Temple. But last night on my way home, there was about 10 or so No on 8 protesters at the same location. And there were a few at one of the busiest intersections here in L.A., Wilshire Blvd. and Westwood Blvd. I honked in support.
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    Nov 04, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    I voted early, and think it interesting and odd that NC is one of the states to be 'watching' Hopefully tonight i'll be able to watch the outcome and we'll see who wins