This event is for Presbyterian blogging folks (and anybody else) to chat about the November 4, 2008 election results. I'll be here about 6-7pm EST.
Don't forget - we do things decently and in order. Play nice!
I am here sporadically until the kids are tucked away. Hopefully others will chime in! Bring back memories of GA218.
Pretty exciting today here in San Francisco. Others?
Stopping in to say hello before heading off to an election night gathering with friends...
As for things in NYC, my neighborhood was pretty quiet. The polling place was disorganized and too small to handle the traffic, but I was still in and out in 30 minutes or so. There was a vibrancy everywhere, but nothing overwhelming -- but that's in a relatively conservative neighborhood of Queens.
I probably will only be in for a while but here in Oregon it is hard to say what is going on with the mail-in ballots. No lines for me.
It must be nice. NYC still has lever machines and no early voting -- it's like living in 1990 or something :-)
My little corner of PA was a piece of cake.
@Andy James gutters and strikes. There is something about standing in line, being nervous that you don't hit the wrong button, and sliding that ballot in the box...oh and the sticker. It was nice to sit with the guide to the ballot measures with my coffee and vote though
Like 1990 was sooooooooo long ago ;-)
@Greg Bolt: It is definitely a satisfying feeling. But we don't get stickers here :-(
I chose not to vote early today just so I could be part of the crowd that would be a visible expression of the turnout. All about the experience!
I wonder what the carbon footprint of the election is.
No problem voting here in NJ. I only had to wait for one person ahead of me at 8:40am
@brc: sorry, the Board of Elections in NYC is strange and apparently trying to save money... but someone said that they have never given out stickers here
OK, folks. Roll call. Where are you, what channel are you watching?
Yet one more reason to move to California.
@Mark: currently on ABC, not sure what the party will be watching
Roll Call: Bruce Reyes-chow in San Francisco. I am sitting in a cafe, so not on TV. Boo. Will be in front of the Live Stewart/Colbert show at 7:00.
My precinct was not crowded at 3:30 p.m. (western Pa.) but my husband reported huge lines in the morning. We're in the city of Pgh. which is heavily Dem. We're still watching Nick(the 7 year old) until the first returns at 7 p.m.
@BRC Nice. All we get is a little slip with out voter number. And there was much rejoicing "Yeah".
No stickers in Pa. Just a little slip. Lots of folks lined up at Ben & Jerry's and Starbucks late afternoon!
@Mark Smith No channel yet really. Just trying to keep the boys from killing each other before bath time right now.
@Susan R. I totally forgot to get my coffee. Darn.
Okay, so how come not everyone's name is showing up on the side bar of "Who's Blogging" ?
watching local reports here in SC and NBC. huge turnouts today. we have two polling stations right next to each other and they both had lines of about 1.5 -3 hours depending on the time you went.
@Drew, the line was longer for the free coffee than it was to vote!
@BRC: you have to refresh the page manually to update the "Who's Blogging" list
Got to go to get ready for first returns and a party with friends. Best to all and blessings on your evening!
no coffee or ice cream for me. one local restaurant was giving away free wine at lunch today with the sticker!
One thing about living in a town of 250, even if we all showed up at once the line would be relatively short.
@Shawn Nice last name. Can I be little Hussein? ;-)
I can't stay right now - gotta get the rugrat fed and to bed so we can enjoy the coverage. Catch ya later!
@Andy, thanks and howdy to Laura Hardin Becker, new pastor in Chattanooga, TN.