Election Day - Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - TODAY!

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Post by mimi » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:29 am

I just googled to make sure my polling place didn't change. (I'm in Florida and I don't take anything for granted when it comes to voting.) Google has a loverly polling place lookup. So if you google 'where to vote' or something like that, the polling place lookup will be the first result that comes up.



Mine is the same. And, according to google, it's 0.8 miles away and should take me 16 minutes to walk there. :P And, lucky for me, it's next to a place where I can get a breakfast sammie.



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Post by tek » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:39 am

I'm out at my post-voting breakfast as I type ;)


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:43 am

20 minutes until our polls open. Just enough time to get dressed and drive the 1/2 mile down the street.



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Post by listeme » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:51 am

We know where our polling place is. I'm registered now and Verbie will register there (same day!). After the electrician comes to do whatever he needs to do, and after uhaul picks up our empty storage pods...



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Post by Addie » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:08 am

Raw Story













North Carolina voters report voting machines switching their votes to GOP candidate



A voter in Guilfrord County, attempting to take advantage of early voting in North Carolina, told the News-Record that the voting machine he used repeatedly switched his vote for a Democrat to a vote for her Republican opponent.

Percy Bostick, 69, of Greensboro said he tried casting a vote for Democrat Kay Hagan — who is locked in a tight battle with her GOP opponent — however the machine, located in the Old Guilford County Courthouse — assigned his vote to Republican Thom Tillis. ...

A poll worker then stepped in and cancelled Bostick’s ballot altogether and directed him to another machine which registered his vote correctly. The problematic machine was taken out of service.

On Wednesday a voter using a machine at the Craft Recreation Center in Greensboro experienced the same problem with their vote going to Tillis.










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Post by gatsby » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:28 am





Raw Story





North Carolina voters report voting machines switching their votes to GOP candidate











Does this mean Foggy may have accidentally voted Republican? :eek:



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Post by Adrianinflorida » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:52 am

But.....but the machines only switch votes from rethuglican to Democratic....at least that's what Faux News says......



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Post by MN-Skeptic » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:39 am

Question - Which is your favorite website to watch results come in?



I've used Politico in the past. Ballotpedia looks like it may be good.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:47 am

My voting place is in the local fire station. I won't be going there. I voted by mail two weeks ago.



(I voted the straight lib-Dem ticket. Against Bobby Shriver who has yard signs in the yards of a lot of my neighbors who are Republicans. And for Tom Torlakson, who is in favor of funding our schools. And even for Kamala Harris, who is in opposition to school truancy. Yes on 1, 2, 45 and 46.)



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Post by Family Liberty Patriot » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:18 am

Mrs. B. keeps referring to Neel Kashkari as "the cute one." We voted for Jerry Brown, of course, but it's still galling.


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Post by SueDB » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:38 am

Everything done by mail. Screw the GOP.



Ironically, the system was set up by a former GOP Sec of State Sam Reed (one of the very few Republicans worth voting for/worth their salt).



He was looking to get Internet voting going, but the pugs these days are so anti-voting/voter, anti citizen.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:53 am

We voted absentee several weeks ago. Not that it matters much. The Republicans have a lock on our TX district. :(


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Post by June bug » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:04 pm

Voting after work today.I have a feeling the Republican Charles Djou is going to beat Mark Takai in the 1st District Congressional race - not my district but it still galls me. Current Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa could have kept this seat safely in Democratic hands IMO, but she chose to challenge Brian Schatz for Senate instead.



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Post by MsDaisy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:37 pm

My polling place is in the town hall of a peanut little town. One street, two stop lights. A total turnout of 200 people is considered good. I went this morning at 8AM. I was #52 so that could be a good sign for as early as it was, but I almost had a scrap with one of the poll workers. He is a hard core RWNJ and I know that for a fact, and he knows I’m a liberal democrat. We are not related by blood but have life long family ties. And maybe it’s because of those ties that he felt free to make the comment he did. But it still pissed me off.



His job at the poll was to hand out the “I voted” stickers and explain to the voters how to scan their ballots. I’d greeted him when I came in, gave a hug, said the “long time no see, how’s everyone doing” thing. After I scanned my ballot and got #52 I looked at him and said, “we need to find a way to get more people to turn out to vote here”. “Ah, not necessarily” he says.



Me: Everyone has the right to vote ya know.

Him: Doesn’t mean they should.

Me: Well, that’s where you’d be wrong.

Him: Ignorant people voting is how we end up with an ignorant government.

Me: Like I said, everyone has the right to vote and everyone should get out and do it. Ok, nice to see ya, love to the wife, bye”.



What I wanted to say was “Yes it would be real nice if all the RWNJ Tea Party types all stayed home, but unfortunately that will never happen.” And then I wanted to berate him for even making such comments while working at the poll. But I didn’t because if I had I know it wouldn’t have stopped there.



Was I wrong to walk away, or should I have called him out?


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:39 pm

MsDaisy you handled it perfectly.



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Post by gatsby » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:41 pm





Question - Which is your favorite website to watch results come in?



I've used Politico in the past. Ballotpedia looks like it may be good.







Eventually, AP should have live results here. And NYT is always good.



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Post by gatsby » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:43 pm

My polling place is in a megachurch. :angry:



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Post by SueDB » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:56 pm

But will they allow you to use the rest room???


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Post by Shakes » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:02 pm

Voted democratic down the line today. Used to be able to do that with a straight party vote but the NC legislature ( in their infinite partisan wisdom) took that option away.



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Post by MN-Skeptic » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:06 pm





My polling place is in a megachurch. :angry:







Some pastors have explicitly told their parishioners who to vote for. I would love to have their precinct come out in favor of the other guy. I love that kind of irony.


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Post by TollandRCR » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:13 pm

No matter what the results are today, I think that ordinary Democrats should try to hold their candidates and their formal organizations (DNC, DCCC, DSCC, etc.) responsible for running a cowardly campaign.


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Post by listeme » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:27 pm

We went to vote at our little town office. Very nice people, easy peasy. I had filled out my voter registration card when I got my driver's license and my first name read a little bit illegible; they corrected it right there, and they were not difficult at all.



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Post by gupwalla » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:51 pm

Texas does some things right, and it's important to make note and encourage them. Voting is pretty well organized and even pleasant here - I wish more of my neighbors would treat themselves to the experience.

Early voting (but not election day voting) is permitted at any polling location in Dallas County. I was able to vote early just a block from work. That saved me from having to walk five blocks from home (in the wrong direction, compared to places I normally walk) and - today at least - in the rain.

With the crappy weather I expect lower than usual (which is already low) turnout here.


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Post by gatsby » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:52 pm





My polling place is in a megachurch. :angry:







I was voter No. 379, which seems high. Anti-Obama hate is probably responsible for the high turnout.



I'm sure they'll like Hillary more. :lol:



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Post by verbalobe » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:56 pm

Yes, we did our votez.



The two most interesting choices here (not necessarily for me personally, but from a statewide perspective) are Issue #1, whether to ban hunting of bear with dogs, traps, and bait, and the Governor's race, with Cutler playing a very strange role as Independent spoiler in the "Anyone But LePage" passion play.



We have a lot more to learn about Maine politics.



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