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Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:24 pm
by Crowbar
LioninVa wrote:Trump did state that things would have ended differentiations if the synagogue had armed security. Obviously, he was not aware of the police that were shot.


This is a brilliant and very accurate post.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:17 am
by Blue&White
Polls opened at 7. Got here 5 after and the line is at least 50 people deep. And people are starting to pile in.

You want a bright side to Trump, it's that people are involved in things that impact them. If Hillary won there is no way the midterms generated this level of attention.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:28 am
by Blue&White
I seriously underestimated this line. It's way longer than 50 people.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am
by LioninVa
They opened here at 6:00 and I was probably 20th in line a few minutes before that. It took less than 15 minutes which is pretty good considering I was easily the youngest one there. And I’m no spring chicken!

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:22 am
by Shore Lion
Took me about an hour and I got there at 7:50 am. Based on early voting turnout and what we've seen so far participation in this year's election could be the highest in a few decades in these parts.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:29 am
by Blue&White
I think this is going to set records for a midterm election. Not just in terms of total turnout but in terms of percentage of people who turn out. I also saw there is evidence that the 18 - 25 demographic may finally put down their phones and game controllers and show up and vote. I think if that happens it's going to be bad for Republicans. We will see. I've thought that age group would vote in the past and am always disapionted.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:40 am
by hbendle
At about 9:45, no line at my place on LI. Straight to the bubble sheet ballot for me.

Which brings to mind the "party line" issues. Who decided who gets the top line in NY? I say scramble it. Half the Dem/Rep doofs are listed multiple times anyway. Ticks me off enough that even if I choose one of them, I scan the ballot for the same name in Green, Independence, Working Families, Bull Moose, Whig, Federalist, whatever, just to not cater to the top 2 lines.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 am
by sameoldlama
Worked from home today to avoid the voting rush hours - went around 11:20AM - total of four voters in building at time plus some going out as I arrived, some arriving as I left. Easily far less than POTUS election but could be related to time of day that I went and weather (been off and on heavy rain here).

I was a little bothered that I didn't need to show ID to prove I was the guy I claimed to be - but I guess who else would want to be me.

No matter the outcome I'm guessing the insanity will continue.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 pm
by Crowbar
Got to the polling station a little after 3. Walked right in, voted, and walked right back out. No lines. No wait. It was great.

My wife went a little earlier and had the same experience.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 pm
by PSUgrower
We went after work and it was packed. We waited about 2 hours to vote. Tons of younger people our by our accounts.