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  1. Was any reason given as to why the 911 call was ignored?

    Comment by kinlaw — November 6, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

  2. We’re taught in high school that voting is our right. We’re later told that it’s our duty. And then finally we discover that in New York it’s a waste of time, in Chicago it’s a joke, and in Philadelphia it’s a suicide attempt.

    Comment by bocopro — November 6, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  3. They are also taught in high school and universities to hate capitalism. Until of course they graduate and want to earn a living. She trusts Biden?????????? C’mon Man!!!! It’s so nice to have two great candidates to choose from. — (@;@)

    Comment by geezerette — November 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

  4. What? I had a gun at MY polling location.

    Comment by MikeG — November 6, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  5. #1 Kinlaw: Yes, the person was calling about democrats breaking the law.

    Had it been the other way around, I guarantee you this would have had a totally different outcome.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — November 6, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  6. In front of me in the polling line this morning, a father was showing the ballot to his three little kids, maybe ages 10, 8, 7. After going over the whole thing in detail, all the kids said he should vote for the Green party candidate. All less than ten years old, and already politically brainwashed in school. We’re going to need a lot of bleach, some rip roaring brush clearing fires, and a long time to purge this filth.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 6, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

  7. Meanwhile,

    Woman Wearing ‘MIT’ Shirt Barred from Voting in Florida

    The [genius] election supervisor at the polling place ultimately realized that MIT stands for “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” — a school where students tend to know how to spell … and that “Mitt” is spelled with two “t”s.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-woman-wearing-mit-shirt-barred-voting-florida_661853.html

    The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.

    Several calls to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher for confirmation or comment have gone unanswered as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Throughout the area, lines are averaging an hour at mid-day in part due to the six page ballot in use in much of unincorporated South Palm Beach County and Boca Raton. Based on observations, it appears that election officials are not making it clear to voters that arrows must be connected on the ballot to constitute a vote, and that there are questions or candidates on each of the six pages.

    Additionally, there is just one “scantronic” machine in use at most locations, slowing down the process. Each page of the ballot must be fed into the machine.

    What is it about Florida that makes having an election there so hard, anyway?

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — November 6, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

  8. What is it about Florida that makes having an election there so hard, anyway?
    Stupid asshole Democrats from New York and New Jersey, sometimes called snowbirds.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 6, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  9. Foreign election officials amazed at trust-based U.S. voting system:

    The most often noted difference between American elections among the visitors was that in most U.S. states, voters need no identification. Voters can also vote by mail, sometimes online, and there’s often no way to know if one person has voted several times under different names, unlike in some Arab countries, where voters ink their fingers when casting their ballots.

    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/06/foreign_election_officials_amazed_by_trust_based_us_voting_system

    Meanwhile, Eric Holder’s vote is safe — workers of his precinct have a photo-id of him, though of no one else:
    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/11/06/eric-holder-can-breathe-a-sigh-of-relief/

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — November 6, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  10. My wife called me with what “I” considered a funneh.

    She went in to the polls planning to show her ID whether required or not.

    Problem was, she didn’t show up as registered. The nice Lady asked her if she had by chance recently married, answer yes, and then tried under her Maiden name.

    There she was, didn’t have the satisfaction of showing her ID, but got to vote.

    Comment by Wollf — November 6, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  11. Well, in Pensacola this morning, I had to show either two picture IDs or one pic ID and some form of document with both my name and address on it, and it didn’t piss me off in the slightest.

    What DID raise my eyebrows, however, was this:

    Local Elks Club on 72nd street allows two precincts to use its building for voting. BIG signs out front, letters maybe 10” high in solid black on white-painted plywood showing PRECINT 54 by one door and PRECINT 61 by another about 30 feet away. OVER the door are large posterboard signs with bold letters saying PRECINT 54 VOTES HERE and a similar sign with the number 61 over the other one.

    So I get there just as the place is opening . . . Maybe 200 people waiting in line, 100 at each door. Get inside and find the appropriate A – E, F – L, M – R, S – Z lines and get in mine. About 15 people in front of me, and I can hear most of what is being said by the volunteer workers checking names against the registered voter lists.

    Before I got up to the table, I heard at least half a dozen people being told “This area is for precinct 54. Your precinct is at the other end of the room. W. T. F. are those people doing voting for anything??

    As I got my ballot and was looking for a booth to stand in to fill it out (we use the bubble style with special pens), I heard two guys being given driving directions to the locations of their precincts, one of which is like 10 miles away. W. T. F. F. are they doing voting!!

    The ballot has several proposals, up through 12 minus #7, which require lots of reading. I had already looked over the sample ballot each registered voter gets in the mail and read up on all the proposals so I’d know what they’re about when I got to the booth. Didn’t bother to vote for any judges since I don’t know any of ‘em.

    Ergo, filling out my ballot took maybe 2 minutes. One guy I saw at the head of the line when I got there — a hundred people ahead of me — was still standing in a booth reading the proposals as I put mine into the scanner and left. W. T. F. is he doing voting at the precinct and not by absentee or early ballot?????

    Comment by bocopro — November 6, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

  12. Bocopro———— some time I wonder do the ones that know better not vote????

    Comment by geezerette — November 6, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

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