Danger, White People Voting!

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.


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  1. In Manassas, I got in line at 5:50am and voted at 7. Line was similar to 2008.

  2. DANGER! White person blogging

  3. The presidential election campaign of 2008?

    I can’t tell if that’s a typo or a sharp witted indictment of the American political process!

  4. I wrote in James A. Bacon for President. In the field where it asked for the candidate’s party I wrote, “Descendants of Pocahontas”.

    Bacon, you are on your way!

    Thank God this election is ending. We can now move onto the infinitely more entertaining 2013 General Assembly session and the unpredictable hijinks of the election of governor. Cuccinelli? Bolling? McAuliffe? Warner?

    Hell, even Jeanmarie Devolites-Davis is running for Lt Governor.

    Enough of the national election! Time to get back to the Island of Misfit Toys.

  5. If bacon wins iam offshoring

  6. voting in my precinct in Spotsy was very heavy – heavier than I can remember it being for many years. We had more than 2/3 turn out.

    And the African American population turned out in huge numbers; would not surprise me that they did just as well as 2008.

  7. As a good Democrat and resident of North Carolina, I voted early. In my part of town, there were no lines because 1/2 the voters had already voted. Funny that the voting suppression tactics of the Republicans backfired because they just made everyone mad and they took their revenge by voting.

  8. I’m totally amused by the likes of Karl Rove and Dick Morris who claimed that the polls were conspiratorially wrong by either wrongly or incompetently screwing with turnout models.

    Now these are not just two fools on a local TV station – they are FAUX News stalwarts who both have millions of adoring viewers.

    and FAUX has a steady stream of GOP elected and former elected trotting across the screen kissing up to the likes of O’Reilly and Hannity … really demented “reasoning” about how the world works.

    Out of touch with reality – on purpose – is the best way to describe most of them.

    The Obama folks were concentrating on the turnout demographics and the GOP, instead of doing the same analyses vented their spleen on FAUX ….

    The long and short of it is that the country is not as white as it used to be and getting less white and the GOP simply cannot deal with that reality.

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