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Well, it's almost over

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All of the rancor and accusation, lies and half truths, posturing and pronouncing are drawing to a close. About 24 hours from now we should have a pretty good idea who will be piloting the Titanic for the next four years.

Let's all wish him well - he faces the tallest order of troubles of any new President since FDR.

And, let's wish ourselves well while we are at it - it's going to be a tall order for us as well.

New horizons without a doubt.

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I am so sick of the non-stop political coverage we've had for an entire year now...I can't wait for the day I can turn on cable news again and hear about something OTHER than the race to the White House. Just going out on a limb here, but doesn't it seem logical that the rest of the world didn't stop a year ago, and that there are many important international stories that should have been covered but weren't?

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As much as I have stayed away from everything I am glad that it is going to be done for the next 2 years (yeah campaigning will start early 2011 for 2012).

Guess what though, I will be somewhere over Germany when the results finally come in. Three weeks in South Asia. Yay.

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The US election got in the way of our own election in some cases. Some real issues weren't explored that well because a considerable amount of time was put into watching the mania down south.

Either way, whoever wins, lets hope the news focuses on the real issues that the new government will have to tackle after the election, and not the mental state of Britney Spears or Paris Hilton's new line of $80 doggy sweaters.

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At last Bush will be gone!!!!!!! Thats the single most greatest thing about this whole deal. I think the whole Bush family is out of our government or will be after January. Good riddence.

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Ugh, today was absolute torture. Nearly every website I went on - whether it was Facebook, the Los Angeles Times, or even SaturnFans.com - was bombarded by ridiculous and manipulative, deceiving "Yes on Prop 8" banner ads, complete with happy children, doom and gloom imagery, and out-of-context quotes.

Proposition 8 changes the California constitution to "eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry" (as written explicitly on the ballot), and it's a measure funded primarily by the LDS church (as much as 40%), televangelists, and out-of-state religious right groups (James Dobson's Focus on the Family, etc) who wish to make their religious beliefs law. Voters won't buy that, so they've somehow focused the campaign to be about parents' rights and education... which it isn't.

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I hope Prop 8 fails, but it is going to be VERY close, unfortunately.

I hope you're voting for Prop 1A and Measure R, empowah. LA really needs both of those to go through, badly, despite what some in SGV have been saying. Yes, the Westside will be the primary beneficiary in the beginning, but continued revenue from R will help better link east AND west in the years to come.

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I got to my polling place right at 6am when it opens and there was already a line waaaaaay into the parking lot of the church. When I got into the building, the line snaked around in there too. It took me almost an hour but the line did move fairly quickly and everybody was pretty laid back about the whole thing. I always vote first thing in the morning and I’ve never had to wait. I always get a little emotional on election day. I guess I'm just a patriotic guy at heart but today way just amazing. It was great seeing such a huge diverse crowd of people patiently waiting in line to cast a vote.

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I voted early about a week and a half ago, so today is going to be nice and relaxing. :)

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I voted early about a week and a half ago, so today is going to be nice and relaxing. :)

Voted last week, but today is going to be nervewracking until I can ascertain that everything is as it should be. Then it will be a massive bender. Oh the joys of having no class on Wednesday... :unitedstates:

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I voted early about a week and a half ago, so today is going to be nice and relaxing. :)

And I've been miffed ever since that we couldn't do that in Delaware...but with only 3 counties, it's understandable only doing it on the real official day. I've yet to do so.

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At last Bush will be gone!!!!!!! Thats the single most greatest thing about this whole deal. I think the whole Bush family is out of our government or will be after January. Good riddence.

+1 bigtime.

Chris

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Heading out in a little while myself....

Good luck, and enjoy the lines...

Chris

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I voted early about a week and a half ago, so today is going to be nice and relaxing. :)

I voted by mail a couple weekends ago...very easy and relaxed way to do it..it was a long ballot, lots of propositions and judges for re-election, it gave me time to research everyone online and figure out which incumbents, etc to vote against..:)

I went into work early today, before 7, going to head home around 3 ish, plan to be glued to the TV from 4-10 or so...probably watch CNN and flip to BBC America and MSNBC occasionally...while watching a bunch of blogs and my Twitter and Facebook feeds... and play w/ the terriers some.

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The deed is done.

I voted just before 3:30 PM and there had been almost 1,100 votes cast at my polling place.

I believe the polls don't close until 8:00 or 8:30 PM, so turnout appears to be rather high.

Just a side note - the voting instructions on the actual ballot are wrong ( don't agree with the machine you stuff them into) so I had to get a second ballot after following the written instructions since I split my ballot. Stupid that they have this wrong, I hope it doesn't become a big issue but you would think they would have checked for such things. :rolleyes:

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I voted by mail a couple weekends ago...very easy and relaxed way to do it..it was a long ballot, lots of propositions and judges for re-election, it gave me time to research everyone online and figure out which incumbents, etc to vote against..:)

+1

I dropped my ballot off at one of the drop-off locations, although I could have mailed it too. Very easy. Lines should be a thing of a past by next election I would assume.

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I believe the polls don't close until 8:00 or 8:30 PM, so turnout appears to be rather high.

Yeah, some advice for anyone who didn't go vote yet but is going to - bring a chair.

I'm OK with that because it shows people apparently are taking interest in this country and its future. I think the last time, more people voted for American Idol than for the president.

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Amen. Can't wait to get some shut-eye tonight.

And, out in Cali, there's a bunch of controversial items as propositions....both fiscally and socially. Yikes.

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it couldnt be over soon enough for me. sick and tired of approved messages and junk mail. the last 2 times i voted only took 35-40 min. this time around was a different story. 20 min wait just to sign in to vote, another hour and 45 mins waiting to get to the polls.

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I made the 75-mile drive home today so I could vote (my first time, too), since my registration in York County got messed up. There weren't any lines at my polling place, so it took me longer to read the ballot and cast my vote than anything.

Good riddance to campaign ads!

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I was at my polling place at 6:53 this morning, and the line was LONG, 7 minutes before the polls opened. So I went to work, then took my lunch hour to go and vote. No line by then. The only good thing about having a 1:00 lunch time.
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Wife voted @ 7:30 AM- no line. I voted around 10 AM; only 2 people in line. It was actually less people than usual.

Hopefully, this raging Dem state figured it was 'in the bag' and did the usual lazy 'why bother' and stayed home.

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I couldn't believe this.

I got a voice mail today from a proponent of a Democrat in my district. I'm thinking "WTF?"

My phone is not listed. Unless I have a short memory (and I don't), how did they get my home phone number?

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