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Ask a VOTE!
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/06/2018 11:01:46

Good Morning. We interrupt today's regularly-scheduled Ask a Vet for a special announcement.

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It's election day. Did you vote? Early? Often? Absentee? Or are you like me, and dutifully trooped down to your local polling place and stood in line?

Let us know - how are things going in your neck of the woods?

Got any problems? CALL THIS NUMBER: 866-OUR-VOTE...and check the website for even more information and assistance.

There's long a traditional saying among voters...."If you don't vote, you can't complain". Well, this is America, of course you can complain. Talk is cheap. Especially if you just bought an iphone, I bet you just stood in a longer line. Shouldn't this be just as important?

Finally - this was a thing under the Bush administration. Remember it? How much further down that path have we gone in the 15 years since this was published?

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22 comments (Latest Comment: 11/06/2018 21:30:50 by Raine)
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Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 13:57:13
Mornin' all!

Not sure what I did but I woke up with a sore & stiff shoulder. Not naproxen nor "the daily dose" was enough to cut it.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/06/2018 14:00:14
Morning

Voting done, there was actually a line....in Manassas, VA....for a midterm. All the years I've lived in that town, I've not ever seen that. Saw 2 people with Rep & Dem sample ballots, everyone else had Dem sample ballots. That was at 7:05am this morning Weems precinct.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/06/2018 15:11:06
OMG Mark Hamill XD

Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 15:11:08
Have some bipartisan humor.. and a margarita & some tacos after voting sounds like a GREAT idea!



Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 15:23:17


Good morning!

Comment by TriSec on 11/06/2018 15:44:43
Morning, comrades. Voted, 8th ballot in my precinct today. My friend at the polls stated there were about 4,100 early votes cast. No word on absentee ballots.

But alas, in deepest blue Massachusetts, our outcome will do little to impact the nation.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/06/2018 15:59:39
I
Hello bloggers!!!

I voted for Senator Donelly and Congressman Visclosky. Ivwill see if I can volunteer later.



Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 16:23:59
We were #248 and #249 When we voted at 1045 this morning!

A steady stream of voters have been coming in according to the poll workers there. -



Comment by livingonli on 11/06/2018 17:57:43
Heading out to vote soon. Hopefully the shitty weather won't keep people away.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 18:18:53
There's a LOT of bullshit going on down in Georgia right now. Polling locations that started taking votes two hours late, machines that have no goddamned power cords, polling locations that were moved overnight..

Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 18:28:50
Quote by Scoopster:
There's a LOT of bullshit going on down in Georgia right now. Polling locations that started taking votes two hours late, machines that have no goddamned power cords, polling locations that were moved overnight..

No, I'm not kidding. They literally stole the fucking power cords.



Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 18:33:30
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Scoopster:
There's a LOT of bullshit going on down in Georgia right now. Polling locations that started taking votes two hours late, machines that have no goddamned power cords, polling locations that were moved overnight..

No, I'm not kidding. They literally stole the fucking power cords.


I just hope thoes people stay in line.

It's about 3 polling places in GWINNETT county--- It's heavily populated with minorities.

Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 18:34:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Scoopster:
There's a LOT of bullshit going on down in Georgia right now. Polling locations that started taking votes two hours late, machines that have no goddamned power cords, polling locations that were moved overnight..

No, I'm not kidding. They literally stole the fucking power cords.


I just hope thoes people stay in line.

It's about 3 polling places in GWINNETT county--- It's heavily populated with minorities.
Bob used to live in that very county.




Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 18:35:17
Quote by livingonli:
Heading out to vote soon. Hopefully the shitty weather won't keep people away.

We walked in the rain.

(granted it was less than five minutes to the polling place, we still walked in the rain)

Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 19:32:40
Final Predictions time!

House : Dems will flip at least 40 seats and lose 3 to take the majority.

Senate : For certain, Dems will flip Arizona & Nevada & GOP will get North Dakota. Dems will hold Florida, Montana, Indiana and WV & GOP will hold Texas. One of the Mississippi seats will go to an auto runoff. Missouri and Tennessee will be nailbiters. At the moment I'm gonna call it a 50-50 split.

Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 19:46:49
Quote by Scoopster:
Final Predictions time!

House : Dems will flip at least 40 seats and lose 3 to take the majority.

Senate : For certain, Dems will flip Arizona & Nevada & GOP will get North Dakota. Dems will hold Florida, Montana, Indiana and WV & GOP will hold Texas. One of the Mississippi seats will go to an auto runoff. Missouri and Tennessee will be nailbiters. At the moment I'm gonna call it a 50-50 split.
from your mind to the spirits ears, Scoop!


Comment by livingonli on 11/06/2018 20:03:32
Back from the polls. A decent line, but was in and out in 15 minutes. I remember being the only one showing up to vote in the primary.

Scoop, you have any state predictions?

Comment by livingonli on 11/06/2018 20:06:38
I had to go to the post office afterwards, and then it finally stops raining on the way home.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/06/2018 20:19:23
Quote by livingonli:
Back from the polls. A decent line, but was in and out in 15 minutes. I remember being the only one showing up to vote in the primary.

Scoop, you have any state predictions?

Hmm.. I can take a guess at the Governor races I suppose..

Dem Pickups: Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico
Superwavetastic Dem Pickups: Oklahoma, South Dakota
GOP Pickups: Maaaaybe Alaska.
Tossups: Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada

Comment by livingonli on 11/06/2018 20:32:21
Both Colbert and Seth Meyers are doing live shows tonight.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/06/2018 21:20:13
We have some Indiana polling places staying open late due to power problems, late openings, and poll worker shortages.

Comment by Raine on 11/06/2018 21:30:50
Every neighbor I have seen this afternoon either told me they were walking to go vote. Everyone I asked said hey would be doing so as soon as the spouse got home, they would be dong so.

I love that people have volunteered this info to me, knowing that we've only been here 2 months.

(I think the Truck's bumper stickers make it clear where we stand. )