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November 07, 2006

Open Comments For Election Day

It's open comments. Just leave your election day story here. How did it go? What do you think?

I'm voting later today, after class. I might join in the liveblogging fun at Six Meat Buffet later tonight, so check in there too.

Posted by annika, Nov. 7, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: annikapunditry


wtf? when LGF does open comments, there's like 700 c0mments. I can't even get one?!

Posted by: annika on Nov. 7, 2006

Sorry Annie,

As an absentee voter, I feel a little out of touch with the process...and I didn't get a sticker, either.

Posted by: Mark W on Nov. 7, 2006

I may vote, who knows, no close races here

Posted by: Scof on Nov. 7, 2006

I early voted on Halloween. It was at the library. I thought about checking out a book, but then I didn't. Afterwards, I went trick-or-treating at a church fair. The candy was lackluster; the hot dogs were excellent.

Posted by: Leif on Nov. 7, 2006

We absentee voted in MO. The funny thing was they sent me a military ballot and my husband a regular one, which meant he had to get it notarized. No big deal, but it seems they should've known which one to send to him.

Posted by: Sarah on Nov. 7, 2006

I voted before work in my pajamas at 6:30AM.

My senate vote went to Tom Kean. The Democrat incumbant is one more in the culture of corruption the state democrats seem to embrace, but NJ voters are stupid and will probably re-elect him despite this.

I didn't vote down-the line Republican, my congressman (who has no detectable threat) had been very responsive to a couple of issues I've written to him about, and despite being a democrat, I'm happy with Rush Holt (NJ) so he earned my vote.

Township committee had no republican challengers so I wrote myself in. :)

I was the 2nd person to vote from my district, my wife was the first, that place was empty aside from the election volunteers at 6:30AM.

I can't wait to see the results from across the country, though I fear the outcome.

Posted by: Rob on Nov. 7, 2006

What a bunch of homos. I went to the polls, and voted with the unwashed. In deference to them, I too was unwashed and just off a bike ride, plus the Santa Annas are blowing so it was about 80, nice and stinky.

At the polling place where I had voted the last two times, I found that I no longer vote there. Big fucking surprise, I've been moved a half dozen times in the eight years I've lived here. Went home and fucked with the San Diego County BOE website until it shit out my current polling place. That took about a half hour.

Went to the newly remodled library two blocks away, and wandered around until I found the polls. Not a single fucking sign in front of the bibliotheka, but inside I was efficiently directed to the correct precinct by freshly scrubbed eager types. After making me sign by my name, I was handed a smartcard, which I plugged into the first free Diebold touchscreen machine where I voted the straight Annikan ticket with one deviation. Did I mention that I was between a woman in her ninties who was reading the ballot aloud, very annoying, and some foreign fuck who was having trouble reading at all, while he was sneezing and hacking all over me? Well I was.

After finishing my selections, and leaving my neighbors struggling with the tech side of things, I handed my smartcard back to the fetching gal at the table, and requested a handful of hand sanitizer. They had none. I went home and washed.

In the interest of full disclosure. Diebolds is headquartered in my hometown, Canton, Ohio. That is unless they've gotten smart like me and moved on. What a moneymaker this wheez must be for them. It wasn't much easier than filling in the little circle on the scan sheet.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 7, 2006

You shoulda voted absentee in Canton; maybe your vote might have meant something.

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 7, 2006

But then, who can really concentrate on this meaningless stuff when really important news is breaking - like Brittany Spears kissing off her asshole dependent?

Posted by: shelly on Nov. 7, 2006

I would have voted for you Rob.

I just voted. Brisk business at my polling place, but no lines. And no problems.

Fox just announced DeWine lost, Menendez won, and Santorum lost. As I predicted so far.

Posted by: annika on Nov. 7, 2006

Hello, I noticed the huge number of replys in the LGF blog. I voted absentee a while ago. I'm from Maryland and voted for Steele and am hoping that my one vote will turn the tide for him!

Posted by: Drake Steele on Nov. 7, 2006



Posted by: reliapundit on Nov. 7, 2006

I was one of the unwashed voting the straight annika ticket after a few hours of sheetrocking my kitchen. I especially voted a BIG NO for a special new $150 million library in downtown Oakland billing property owners an additional $500 fucking each per year for 30 years knowing they would not be able to finish the motherfucker without going way over budget in a million fucking years. FUCK THEM ALL TO FUCKING HELL!

Posted by: d-rod on Nov. 7, 2006

Shelly, as you know, minor league ballot box stuffing is not beneath me, however in this case it would have been pissing in the wind. Effort is admirable, accomplishment is valuable.

Posted by: Casca on Nov. 7, 2006

I spent the a.m. w/ my ballot guides and the computer, researching candidates and issues and marking the guides w/ my votes in bright red Sharpie. I liked the Diebold machine. It was quick and easy. I waited for my illiterate neighbor to come banging on my door at dinner time, like she did in '04, cursing her 41-year-old son who wasn't home from work in time to take her to the polls. It would've taken forever to talk her through the ballot so I'm glad she was covered this time.

Posted by: Joules on Nov. 9, 2006