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Offline Ted

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Election Day
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:31:48 AM »
 Long lines this morning at my precinct.  I got there at 6:02 and was twelfth in line.  When I left, there were about 15 people in line. 

 The electronic voting machine was not working so everyone was voting using a paper ballot.

 Usually, I vote at 6 AM and I am the first.  I think part of the reason for the long lines is the combining of precincts -  what used to be 4 precincts have been combined into one precinct.

 When I went to the bank on Saturday, the lines were out of city hall.  I spoke to one person who voted on Saturday and she said she waited two hours to vote.
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 07:33:25 AM »
I was about 5th inline at my polling place at 6:15, call me old fashion, I used the paper ballot!
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 07:40:39 AM »
There by 7 am.  Paper ballot.  Out by 7:15-ish.  Not bad and it is good to see a lot of people out at that time. 

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 08:51:52 AM »
No line at Commodore Barry at 7a.  Walked right up to 8-3, signed in, voted.  Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.   Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again. Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.Returned to the desk, signed in, voted again.
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 09:08:55 AM »
2 people ahead of me at Hiawatha this morning when I got there about 6:15.

Plus yummy bakesale by our PTA. SCORE

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012, 09:55:25 AM »
I was #50 at 7:30 at Liberty center.  Waited for the electronic machine - was out within 20 minutes.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 10:27:17 AM »
Paper ballots in Countrysie took some time causing a line.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 11:22:03 AM »
2 people ahead of me at Hiawatha this morning when I got there about 6:15.

Plus yummy bakesale by our PTA. SCORE

I knew I should have voted at Hiawatha! My polling place had NOTHING!!
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 11:35:22 AM »
ahhhhahaha, moose!  I was thinking the same thing!

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 12:01:34 PM »
#233 in my precinct. (FoPa) Line for electronic (6 people), no line for paper.
Took paper. Done in under 5 minutes.
Rest of family will vote after 4 pm. Will be interesting to see turnout. Seemed steady.
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 12:44:09 PM »
What I found really strange today, no one in front of my polling place trying to influence my vote!!
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 01:51:06 PM »
Yeah- I agree-- no one was in front of Hiawatha either. First time ever. Usually there's a bunch of thuggy looking guys in leather.... hmmmm

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 02:36:07 PM »
All the Thugs were probably at the bake sale!
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 06:17:49 PM »
I voted at Citizens Bank on Oak Park about 3pm.  No lines really but there were a few people in front of me and while I was waiting for a few minutes for the electronic ballot a few came in behind me.  Although my vote doesn't really matter since Illinois is about as Democratic as they come I really had to vote in honor of my dad and all those soldiers who fought to make sure we have that right.  I was particularly impressed by an older hispanic lady who had to have her daughter help her with the electronic ballot.  She had a hard time but she was determined to get it done.  The little granddaughter waited at the bottom of the stairs and made sure she directed me to the place to vote.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2016, 11:47:00 PM »
I voted at Citizens Bank on Oak Park about 3pm.  No lines really but there were a few people in front of me and while I was waiting for a few minutes for the electronic ballot a few came in behind me.  Although my vote doesn't really matter since Illinois is about as Democratic as they come I really had to vote in honor of my dad and all those soldiers who fought to make sure we have that right.  I was particularly impressed by an older hispanic lady who had to have her daughter help her with the electronic ballot.  She had a hard time but she was determined to get it done.  The little granddaughter waited at the bottom of the stairs and made sure she directed me to the place to vote.
4 years later.  This country has voted their conscience and we have a new President-elect.  I see no one on this board who previously annouced their support for Obama ever announced support for Hillary Clinton since she annouced her candidancy. 

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2016, 09:04:49 AM »
I voted at Citizens Bank on Oak Park about 3pm.  No lines really but there were a few people in front of me and while I was waiting for a few minutes for the electronic ballot a few came in behind me.  Although my vote doesn't really matter since Illinois is about as Democratic as they come I really had to vote in honor of my dad and all those soldiers who fought to make sure we have that right.  I was particularly impressed by an older hispanic lady who had to have her daughter help her with the electronic ballot.  She had a hard time but she was determined to get it done.  The little granddaughter waited at the bottom of the stairs and made sure she directed me to the place to vote.
4 years later.  This country has voted their conscience and we have a new President-elect.  I see no one on this board who previously annouced their support for Obama ever announced support for Hillary Clinton since she annouced her candidancy.

Well, you might recall this board has been pretty dead for the past four years. I would be eager to read the posts on this board announcing support for the president-elect. Could you please point me to a few of them?
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2016, 10:35:22 PM »
After the last 8 years, I am eager for a change.

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2016, 10:46:57 PM »
After the last 8 years, I am eager for a change.
How about a coworker paying $1500 in health insurance a month and facing a 40 percent increase in her health insurance because her daughter is bipolar and she has had considerable claims.  Wow, thank you Obama!!  This is what your everyday people deal with.  I told her she would be better off having her daughter go to Cook County (John Stroger) Hospital and claiming she is homeless because ObamaCare is bullshit!

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Re: Election Day
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2016, 06:00:45 AM »
After the last 8 years, I am eager for a change.

Well, looks like you got it. The big complaint that conservatives made during the campaign was that putting the former secretary of state in the White House would mean a president with global conflicts of interest and a team of full of Wall Street cronies. That sounded just awful.
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Re: Election Day
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2016, 06:02:14 AM »
After the last 8 years, I am eager for a change.
How about a coworker paying $1500 in health insurance a month and facing a 40 percent increase in her health insurance because her daughter is bipolar and she has had considerable claims.  Wow, thank you Obama!!  This is what your everyday people deal with.  I told her she would be better off having her daughter go to Cook County (John Stroger) Hospital and claiming she is homeless because ObamaCare is bullshit!

I've read of and spoken to many people who are grateful for the Affordable Care Act, for all its flaws, and who are terribly heartsick at the prospect of its repeal.
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