Our long, national nightmare is almost over — the presidential election campaign of 2008 is fiiiiinally drawing to a close. There was a very long line this morning at my lily-white, Republican-tilting precinct in Henrico County. Thanks to a malfunctioning voting booth — voter suppression!! — it was a 50-minute wait. Due to my congenital unwillingness to anticipate weather conditions, I neglected to wear socks with my sneakers, and my tootsies got very nippy!
Anecdotal reports suggest that turn-out was just as heavy, if not heavier, than in 2008. It was certainly the longest line I’ve experienced in the 10 years I’ve been voting at this precinct.