Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Big Day: Open Thread

Have you voted already? How was it where you voted? Any news from your state or district? Do you trust your vote will be counted? Any last minute friendly wagers on the outcome? What will be the outcome?




Will you give a sigh of releif tomorrow that this long, drawn out, expensive election is finally...finally...finally...finally over (or will it go into overtime like 2000?) or are you an election and political junkie who is going to be going through massive withdrawal pains by tomorrow night?

So whutidis?

Update: Over at Hey, Jenny Slater!, the College Gameday crew breaks down the day's big elections.

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9 comments:

Dante said...

"Do you trust your vote will be counted?"

Already trying to churn up some circa-2004-Ohio conspiracy talk?

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

That talk has already been all over the radio this week. Besides that, DADvocate has a post on it, too.

Apparently, in one election cycle, we've gone from a bunch of disenfranchised Democratic voters to a bunch of disenfranchised GOP voters.

But, this happens because less people will care about their vote being counted come tomorrow, and we'll wait four years to hear about it again.

liberalandproud said...

I voted a little over a week ago, but I kept my sticker, so I just finished my free lunch from Shane's. I was doing a little campaign work this morning before the paying gig, and there was a good-size, but quickly-moving line at my polling place (Burroughs-Mollette) when I stopped in. Anna's letting me leave early, so I'll be back at HQ to help out any way I can from then on. I sure hope things go the way I hope. I don't know that I can take another heartbreak like 2004!

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

The heartbreak of 2004?? That particular broken heart occured the night of the convention...

Kerry was the Democratic nominee, if I recall. He of the discombobulated quotes, the wind surfing and oompa loompa tan job a week before polling day. It is a wonder the GOP didn't blow us away 65 - 35 in that one. That he came so close is more an attribute of Ol' Dubya being President than Kerry getting the seal of approval from voters.

Heartbreak was 2000...2004 was a rebuilding year. We'll know in a few hours what 2008 will bring.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

Some fun stuff: Lukovich. Hitting the nail on the head with pen and ink time and time again.

liberalandproud said...

I'm not just talking about Kerry. Everyone I voted for that year lost. Actually, 2006 was even more heartbreaking. I really did hope that Jim would win.

Dante said...

Well, I did my part. Barr very predictably lost Georgia but Chambliss did win. Looks like Obama has a lock on the Presidency. Welcome to the second coming of Jimmy Carter. Not that Bob Dole: The Sequel would've been any better.

With 30% of precincts reporting, Wukela has 77% off the vote.

liberalandproud said...

but Chambliss did win.
Um, I do believe we have a run-off.

Dante said...

CNN and FoxNews were calling it for him on election night. He missed by .1%. We do indeed have a runoff.