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Tue Nov 8, 2022, 09:37 AM

If you voted today, how was the turnout in your neck of the woods?

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Reply If you voted today, how was the turnout in your neck of the woods? (Original post)
Kittycatkat Nov 8 OP
Joe Cool Nov 8 #1
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #4
quaint Nov 8 #2
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #5
SheltieLover Nov 8 #3
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #6
SheltieLover Nov 8 #14
uponit7771 Nov 8 #7
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #10
GoCubsGo Nov 8 #8
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #9
Nay Nov 8 #11
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #12
Tribetime Nov 8 #13
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #16
Johnny2X2X Nov 8 #15
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #17
catbyte Nov 8 #22
Johnny2X2X Nov 8 #23
leftyladyfrommo Nov 8 #18
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #19
leftyladyfrommo Nov 8 #31
catbyte Nov 8 #20
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #21
carpetbagger Nov 8 #24
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #26
TheBeam19 Nov 8 #25
Jskudris55 Nov 8 #27
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #28
SheltieLover Nov 8 #29
Demsrule86 Nov 8 #34
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #30
Demsrule86 Nov 8 #33
BumRushDaShow Nov 8 #35
Demsrule86 Nov 8 #32
Bmoboy Nov 8 #36
Kittycatkat Nov 8 #37
WarGamer Nov 8 #38

Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 09:39 AM

1. Where are you?

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Response to Joe Cool (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 09:54 AM

4. Eastern Shore of Maryland. One of the few pockets of red in the state.

I voted today, early, in case you know, I got hit by a bus or something. My mom voted early as she went abroad. I have texed my Dem friends and family to vote. The parking lot was full where I voted, but moving nicely. Early voting has been very busy here. A blue wave is swelling. Vote. Vote. Vote.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 09:44 AM

2. Where are you and how was your turnout?

Polls not open here but I voted by mail a couple of weeks ago.

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Response to quaint (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:01 AM

5. Eastern Shore of Maryland. Turnout looks very good, early voting as well.

I am in a pocket of red in a very blue state and all my Dem friends are fired up and voting. Have encouraged a few young people to register and vote Dem over the last couple years. They in turn have swayed a couple of their family members, who were life long repugs, to vote Dem.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 09:47 AM

3. I voted last Thurs in rural TN

Memphis burbs.

About 15-20 in line ahead of us & steady stream after us.

Lots if women voting alone. Significant in this region. Many women here seem to believe they "need a maaaan" to accomplish anything. Surreal, I know.

New voting machines. Had to press & reset choice FIVE TIMES before machine would register Dem gov candidate. Person who accompanied me did not have that problem. Paper ballots were offered.

Yes, I reported to poll worker.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:04 AM

6. Thanks. Lines are always good for Dems. If we all vote, we got this!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:20 AM

14. That's my take on things as well.



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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:05 AM

7. Mine was more people than 2020 election but early vote only had a few booths so can't count on it

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:13 AM

10. Slow and steady wins the race. Thanks for helping the blue wave!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:07 AM

8. A little heavier than normal for a primary.

That was at 8:30ish AM, Left Armpit, South Carolina. A lot of retirees and women.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:12 AM

9. Retirees and women, love it. Thanks for voting. Go Blue!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:14 AM

11. VA -- county next to Richmond. In off-year elections, I'm usually voter #60, 70, 80. . .

today I was voter #334. (I have always voted between 9:30 and 10:30). So, the turnout is higher than usual! There was a steady stream of voters the whole time I was there, also unusual.

So, as far as I can see, turnout is going to be good.

And there were no goons with guns lurking around.

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Response to Nay (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:16 AM

12. Wow, a good indicator for our team. Thanks for voting and sharing. Blue Wave!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:18 AM

13. Suburb of Cleveland

Steady turnout at 930...one woman brought her 3 daughters with her even though they were too young to vote she wanted to show them the process . I hope the Roevember happens here.

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Response to Tribetime (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:22 AM

16. Me too. Thanks for the vote and the info. If we all vote - Blue Wave baby!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:21 AM

15. As heavy as 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI

Couldn't believe the parking lot was so full. Made it through in 20-25 minutes, but the other precinct at my same locale had a line at least twice as long. I could see some people waiting an hour. This is suburban Grand Rapids, middle to upper middle class.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:23 AM

17. Love it! Thanks for your vote & your info.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:45 AM

22. Are you in MI-03? That's one race I'm really interested in. I lived in the district for years

until I retired and moved to Lansing, and I can't remember a Democrat ever being elected. Paul Henry was the only decent RepubliQan I can remember serving the district and that was back in the 1980s. Vern Ehlers was a hack and Amash, well, yuck. I moved before Meijer was elected.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:51 AM

23. Yes

Hillary Scholten is favored to win the seat over Q Anon nutcase John Gibbs who literally has said women shouldn't be allowed to vote or to work. The district has been redrawn from R+9 to D+3.

Have my Hillary sign and her campaign workers have stopped by the house twice.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:28 AM

18. KCMO. Steady but not crowded about 7:30. nt

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:35 AM

19. That sounds goods. Steady much better than long lines,

especially for those who went before work. Thanks for your vote & your update. Blue Wave!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:40 PM

31. I walked right in. But I went to my regular place where I

went for years and was told my place had changed. My new one is way further away and on a windy road that is not safe for walking.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:41 AM

20. Lansing, MI. Turnout looks higher than 2018.

I voted by mail in 2020 because you know, but it's actually more convenient for me to vote in person (the polling place is literally across the street from my house.) I can see out my window that there's steady traffic in and out of the place, so I'm encouraged. The poll workers were cheerful, and it was good to see that most of them were young.

I'm cautiously optimistic, but I'm still traumatized by 2016, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:45 AM

21. I too feel the trauma. Thanks for your vote & your input. We got this..

if we all vote. Blue Wave baby!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:18 AM

24. Voted early. Early turnout for my 80% GOP county was only typical.

Good news if the Texas cities come in strong.

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Response to carpetbagger (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:23 AM

26. Thank you for voting Dem in Texas. Please encourage your Dem friends & family to vote.

We need a Blue Wave!

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:21 AM

25. As big as it was in 2020. Very surprised.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:26 AM

27. Voted in Chester county, PA

 

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Turnout seemed solid. It’s a moderate area but a lot of elderly republicans around here too.

I walked in and there was a booth with two old men representing the county republicans and holding sample ballots. He asked me “Republican?” Probably because I’m a 34 year old white male dressed in my nice work clothes.

I replied “NOPE!” And kept walking. Had no line. Walked right in. Got my ballot. Voted for Fetterman, Shapiro, Houlahan, and Piello. And left.

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Response to Jskudris55 (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:42 AM

28. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Let's see a Blue Wave.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 11:58 AM

29. Tsunami!

🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:00 PM

34. Pink Tsunami!

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Response to Jskudris55 (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:13 PM

30. "He asked me 'Republican?'"

Am guessing since this is not a primary, that this is the type of crap some of the polling places will do. Years ago they used to do it in Montgomery County (Democrats were afraid to admit to being a Democrat else the volunteer fire companies would not respond if you had a fire and other assorted and sundry harassment like nonsense citations for sidewalk cracks, etc).

However slowly but surely, Montco went from red to purple to now blue. And Chester County is hopefully heading in that direction too (as an increasingly purple county - at least along the eastern side).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:58 PM

33. So what did you say?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #33)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:08 PM

35. I don't live in Montco, I live in Philly (in the city)

I have a sister who lives in Montco and moved there 20 years ago just as it was going purple and her neighbors told her all the stories. Josh Shapiro was actually the Democrat who successfully ran for Montgomery County Commissioner that helped to break the GOP back of the County a little over a decade ago (providing Democrats with a majority (D) for the first time ever 2 - 1).





Edit to add - that guy on the far left in the above is the same as THIS GUY below at 45's 2nd Impeachment (Bruce Castor - (R)) who served as one of 45's defense lawyers -

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 12:51 PM

32. There was a good turnout. I live in Bedford in Cuyahoga County...

A Democratic stronghold.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:13 PM

36. I voted absentee, early and ...

... I dropped by my precinct with doughnuts for the election workers.

Mine is a very red district of blue state Maryland.

I got there a little after noon. Not very busy. No line. Only one person outside electioneering (for the wacky far right governor candidate - had a sign - "Vote Cox for our Children".

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:45 PM

37. He sucks. Just saying it. He does really suck.

I too live in Maryland and know this. Cox.sucks.

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Response to Kittycatkat (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 01:48 PM

38. Walked to the fire station this morning... dropped off my ballot

And 4-5 neighbors were chatting out front... I'd say in my area the vast majority VBM.

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