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I voted in Virginia and the lines were similar to 2008.  I also got exit polled.  They were only talking to men of paler pigmentation.  I probably broke their talking points about how white evangelical males don't like Obama.  Sorry, Wolf! :)

Don't forget to tell team blue that you banked your vote so they can focus GOTV resources.

Below are some dance moves for tonight if you are still able to celebrate after a long day of GOTV.

And here is a ringer standing in for the POTUS.


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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    A conservative, a moderate and a liberal walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "Mr. Romney, you must be lost!"

    by Twodaiquiris on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:38:33 AM PST

  •  Done and done in Mt. Lebanon, PA! (8+ / 0-)

    I had so much fun I wish I could do it again later on, lol.

  •  I voted for Pres Obama in South Boston today (8+ / 0-)

    The lines were very long and seemed longer than 2008, however the last time we were early so I am not sure its a valid comparison. Still turnout seemed heavy and I overheard someone who works nearby say she'd never seen it like that.

     I am a first time voter, so I am very excited. (I had escorted my wife to vote in 2008 since at the time I was not yet eligible to vote - new citizen this year).

    Go Obama, go Elizabeth Warren, go Democrats. May we celebrate tonight.

  •  Awake at 4:30 AM! (6+ / 0-)

    Fired up and ready to vote.
    Got to the polls at 6:10am. Line was long, but moved quickly. Start to finish: 40 min.

  •  Voted in Columbus, Ohio! (8+ / 0-)

    My wife and I arrived at the polling place at about 6:25am (5 minutes before they opened).  There was a line of about 50 people already waiting in the cold.  It took us about 30 minutes to vote and get out of there, but no issues to report.

    My daughter should be voting sometime later this morning.

    My son is out of school today so he can work as a poll volunteer.  Looking forward to hearing how things went when he gets done.

  •  50 minutes (7+ / 0-)

    In line at 7:15 and was out about 8:05.  Huge line here in tiny Pendleton, SC.  There were only two Dems on the ballot and the guy running against Jeff Duncan for the House.  Felt like a lone Dem voting in a sea of Reps, but in the end it was well worth it.  

  •  I voted in MI. (6+ / 0-)

    Got to the polls around 7:20. Decided to vote before I head off to school. Lines were fairly long and I had to wait about 55 minutes to vote. Blood was shed for my vote, literally.  Was filling out my card to get my ballot, looked down, and happened to noticed red liquid on the card. I was like WTF is that, it looks like blood. Started checking my hands and my finger was bleeding kind of bad. Asked if I could have a new card and the poll worker gave me a napkin so I could clean my finger up. I used it as a makeshift band aid and proceeded to vote. I still don't know what the hell happened.

    I was vote #60 for my precinct.

  •  I voted 10-18-2012 (5+ / 0-)

    I put my vote in the Obama Biden bank early !

  •  Amazing turnout in SE Wisconsin.... (6+ / 0-)

    I was in line by 7:15 and was done in 20 minutes.  I have NEVER seen so many people at my polling place. In a town of just a little over 6,000 people here in SE Wisconsin, I was voter #1,114 after just a half hour of voting.

    "Ich bin ein Dachs!"

    by PvtJarHead on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:55:45 AM PST

  •  I voted ten minutes ago (3+ / 0-)
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    Twodaiquiris, stevemb, UFOH1

    And the most amazing thing happened. I selected Obama and my other fellow dems, hit the vote button, and a little slot opened and a brand new iPhone popped out!

    Its pretty sweet. It has custom Soviet ringtones, a neat birth certificate generator app, a red case with Arabic letter on it and on the reverse it says "Allah Akbar" underneath the word "Obamaphone".

    Anybody else get one of these? ;p

    I have changed my signature. I've added my Flickr photostream. Take a look. We'll BOTH appreciate it.

    by Stand Strong on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:58:53 AM PST

  •  Wife is done and done, I'm driving right now (3+ / 0-)
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    binkycat, stevemb, Ahianne

    well technically at a parking spot while folks get loaded into my car

    Im then driving them to the polls

    I'll be doing this all day until 4ish then I plan to drive to my polling place and vote.

    I'll then go home, fix dinner and savor the win over some good scotch.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:59:31 AM PST

  •  Rural northern New York here! (5+ / 0-)

    Voted in my little town hall about 4 miles from home.

    Cold (teens), sunny, crisp morning.

    Took the day off from work so I could take it steady and be fully in the present for the experience. And I am off again tomorrow, anticipating a slight hangover from latenight celebration. Mind you, I don't get lots of vaca, can't afford to go anywhere so I saved a few days to spend over this important time in the calendar.

    First time for me at this locale since we moved to the area in May.

    Previous voter was just leaving the voting area as I entered. There were a few cars in the little parking lot, and a sign up indicating no campaigning beyond this spot.

    Inside, I was greeted warmly and was shown precisely what to do. It was the big paper ballot, fill in the dots thoroughly.

    I was asked my name, they found my signature, I signed a matching signature and they handed me my blank ballot inside a manila folder along with a nice black marker to make my marks.

    I went to a sheltered podium type desk and filled in the dots next to the candidates. Didn't go over the lines or anything! And thats a surprise since my hands were slightly shaking from just a tad bit too much coffee!  LOL

    Then to the next part which was to pop the ballot into the scanning machine. Doesn't matter which way you insert, they said. Works both ways.  We waited for the little interactive screen to tell me that my ballot went thru. All done. I was number 69 to vote at that location.

    ahh, sigh of relief! There was no confirmation print out, but I wasn't expecting one.

    Every person in the room was polite and totally non-partisan in their behaviour to me.

    A thoroughly positive experience and I hope others have it as easy.

    In the spirit of 'no taxation without representation", I then hopped back into my car, went to my local bank and paid my yearly school tax bill ($1660 and change). Now I am poor, but balanced.


    I am an Angry White Woman and I vote. Mr President: I've got your back

    by karma13612 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:03:14 AM PST

  •  quick but busy in suburban Cleveland (4+ / 0-)

    In line 6:20 for 6:30 start-- about 45th in line.  Doors opened on time and I was 8th in my precinct to vote. All done by 6:45.  Steady line of voters still coming in when I left

  •  Breakfast of Champions, Jupiter Fl (5+ / 0-)

    Breakfast of Champions

    Voted this morning, they changed polling places here in Palm Beach County this my new place is smaller and not as crowded took, only 20 minutes to vote..

    Lots of people at the wrong polling places this morning,either did not pay attention to their mail notifying of new polling place, or new voter cards have wrong place on them.  Oy vey when will Palm Beach County get its act together..

    From the Palm Beach Post so far this morning. Gonna be a long day and night here.

    The ballot is 3 oversized pages. All the amendments for the state are on  the fronts and back.  I marked a ballot yes and no for a judge...but asked for and received a new page, as they told me if I submitted it to the machine like it was, it would get kicked out...hey it was the page with my vote for way letting that happen.

  •  Salem MA here! (6+ / 0-)

    I like to be there when the polls open and this time I got to see "number 1" when I fed my ballot into the scanner!  I waited about 45 minutes for the doors to open, and the little foyer where we were waiting filled up quickly with people coming in from the cold.  It looked like about 100 people in line as I was leaving and it was moving pretty quickly.
    Oh, and I voted for my President, my Congressman and my future Senator!

  •  Northern Minnesota here! (5+ / 0-)

    I just voted here in Northern Minnesota. I live in a fairly small community, so there is never very long lines. But today at 9 AM CST their was a steady flow of people. The election judges  said they had a good crowd when they opened at 7 AM.

    Minnesota will go for President Obama!

  •  Done In Springfield VA (2+ / 0-)
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    Twodaiquiris, Ahianne

    The line was about 20 minutes, similar to 2008 (from what I heard, it was longer earlier in the morning during the initial rush).

    The ballot was fairly straightforward: President, Senate, House, two constitutional amendments (one substantive one to rein in eminent domain abuse, one administrivia one concerning the meeting date of the state legislature), and a few local bond issues. The only thing that surprised me a bit was that the Democratic sample ballot recommended a "no" vote on the eminent domain amendment, which just goes to show that "better than Republicans" != "perfect and incorruptible".

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:32:41 AM PST

  •  Cambridge MA Elizabeth hugged me on her way (2+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, Twodaiquiris

    to vote at Linnean Street near her house.  Then I went to my polling place on Mass Ave at the Senior Center.  Longest lines I've ever seen.  All the way around the block but it was cold although we were warm to one another but when we entered the polling place there was a continuation of the line that went through a kitchen and a laundry room and then a lounge and back again so people could get out of the cold while they waited.  Nonetheless the line outside went all the way back to Walden Street.  People were actually talking to one another about how American this was and how we all felt good and people were reading their kindles and their newspapers and there were young white men voting for Warren and black persons and new citizens from India and Brazil and some very old people.
    No one was impatient, or that I saw and there was coffee.
    It's a close race for Senate but if that's the way things are going I have a lot of hope Warren will be elected.

    WE must hang together or we will all hang separately. B.Franklin

    by ruthhmiller on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:51:36 AM PST

  •  Portsmouth, Ohio. (2+ / 0-)
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    Twodaiquiris, RunawayRose

    Got off work 6:15 AM. Drove to polling location, spent a few minutes listening to music, waiting for 6:30. In, no line, 3rd voter in precinct. Going to bed soon - I work again tonight.

    Cogito, ergo Democrata.

    by Ahianne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:05:52 AM PST

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