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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:30 PM

Voted in Southern IN yesterday - 2nd day early voting - line down the block

So, yesterday I went to vote early as I usually do. In the large college town where I live there is only one place to go for early voting. I was stunned to see that the line was a block long. I've never seen that before with early voting. This was only the 2nd day too! Word was that earlier in the day the line had been longer!

It took me 40 minutes to get through the line to vote, but it was so worth it. Finally, I felt like I had the power to tell T and his whole cabal to F*ck off. I think it would take a miracle for IN to go blue, but I do pray this country overwhelming votes Democratic. I'm greedy. I don't just want T out of the Whitehouse, I want the Repubs to lose control of the Senate and more seats in the House. They put party and politics over country. They enabled the man at the helm of this disaster and they need to be held accountable by being voted out of power.

Vote everyone. Vote early if you can.

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Reply Voted in Southern IN yesterday - 2nd day early voting - line down the block (Original post)
Sylvarose Oct 2020 OP
mucifer Oct 2020 #1
Sylvarose Oct 2020 #3
radical noodle Oct 2020 #2
Sylvarose Oct 2020 #4
radical noodle Oct 2020 #9
Sylvarose Oct 2020 #11
LiberalFighter Oct 2020 #5
LiberalFighter Oct 2020 #6
Rice4VP Oct 2020 #7
Sylvarose Oct 2020 #8
shrike3 Oct 2020 #10

Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:33 PM

1. Did you get the sense people in line were dem or repub? 40 mins not bad Sometime people wait hours

and hours and hours

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:43 PM

3. It's hard to say

Where I live is one of the few blue spots in IN so I'm suspecting it was probably more dem than repub. My point about the 40 minutes is not to complain that it was bad, I've been an election judge and know that the wait can be much longer. What I'm saying is that on the 2nd day of early voting in IN the line being a block long with a 40-minute wait is HIGHLY unusual.

If it were the last Saturday of early voting, I would be that surprised by the line. However, on a Thursday afternoon with still almost a month to go? People are motivated to vote.

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:35 PM

2. Are you in Bloomington?

I agree, it would be a miracle for trump to lose Indiana, but it never hurts to have hope.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:49 PM

4. Yep

I'm originally from a very red part of northern IN. Happy to say, my 76-year-old father, a retired factory worker with a HS education who still lives there, has already cast his absentee ballot...and it wasn't for T. He can't stand him and is frustrated why all his peers can't see T for the "used car salesman" he is.

Of course, while my Dad reads the conservative hometown newspaper every night, he listens to NPR almost all day, watches NBC nightly news, and likes to catch Nicole Wallace's show on MSBNC. You will not find FOX on his house.

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Response to Sylvarose (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:23 PM

9. Wow!

That's amazing. I was born in Indianapolis, but I know Bloomington well. I worked in Bloomington for years, and lived in nearby Greene County. Congratulations on your VERY intelligent father. Bravo for him.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 01:09 PM

11. Thanks

Yeah..growing up Dad was pretty Libertarian-leaning and used to say "How did I get two such liberal kids?" to which we always used to reply, "You taught us to think!"

That was the truth. At dinner, he used to ask us our opinions about current events. He never told us whether they were "right" or "wrong" but he did expect us to tell us "why" we thought what we did. He wanted us to defend how we reached our decision.

Once he retired and had more time to listen to and process news he became more liberal in his views. When he voted for Kerry I was shocked. He was a proud supporter of Pres. Obama and still is. Thinks he is one of our greatest presidents.

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:57 PM

5. I would have to say that might be a good indicator across the country not good for Trump.

Maybe Holcolmb will get beat. If Holcomb gets beat maybe Trump too.

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 03:02 PM

6. In my neck of the woods in Indiana...

I help out with getting pollworkers assigned in our county. It usually takes about 5 weeks to get all of the positions filled for the Democratic side. And it was done without any help from the Election Board. This year it took only 2 weeks to get them all filled and we got applications forwarded to us from the Election Board from people wanting to work the polls. Maybe over 400 received.

Then out of the blue the Election Board said they needed some positions filled on the Republican side because the party couldn't get them filled. We filled most if not all of those with our people.

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Response to Sylvarose (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 03:33 PM

7. Obama won Indiana in 2008

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:04 PM

8. I remember

...I was shocked.

I actually had the good fortune to actually see him speak in Columbus, IN during the primary. I took the day off work the day before to drive over and stand in line for tickets and then took the day off the day of his appearance. My ex and I weren't at the very front of the line, but were "frontish." When we got inside the gymnasium and sat down, I mentioned to him that we got pretty good seats. We had a good view of the stage. Then some random woman asked if we would like better seats. I was like "Yeah." She instructed us to follow her and we ended up sitting right behind, then-candidate Barack Obama, on the stage.

It was an amazing experience and afterward, I knew I would vote for him in the primary and for President. I had never seen someone so charismatic and yet so humble at the same time. He had an answer for every question, not a pivot or a spin, but a thoughtful and on-point one. He was gracious even to those who were obviously not supporters.

I miss him as our President, especially in contrast to who is in the WH today.

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Response to Rice4VP (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:27 PM

10. In 2008, media types who know little about the northwest part of the state talked about how it was


"largely African-American." I said to my husband, "Did you hear that sound?" He said, "What sound?" I said, "The sound of redneck heads exploding all over this county."

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