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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:10 AM

OK. My husband and I just returned from voting for Senator Sanders 8)

We have o/a 500 registered voters in this Blink and You'll Miss Itville. We had to wait in line about 15 minutes to do the deed. That's the longest we've ever waited. IOW what passes for a mob scene here. People are jazzed.

Now the wait begins.

Any other Graniteheads out there, let's hear from you.

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Reply OK. My husband and I just returned from voting for Senator Sanders 8) (Original post)
sarge43 Feb 2016 OP
Glamrock Feb 2016 #1
tazkcmo Feb 2016 #2
panader0 Feb 2016 #3
ms liberty Feb 2016 #4
sarge43 Feb 2016 #6
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HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #13
mikehiggins Feb 2016 #24
Mbrow Feb 2016 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #48
Plucketeer Feb 2016 #33
Enthusiast Feb 2016 #60
MuseRider Feb 2016 #5
sarge43 Feb 2016 #8
MuseRider Feb 2016 #9
tblue37 Feb 2016 #63
Kalidurga Feb 2016 #7
sarge43 Feb 2016 #10
Kalidurga Feb 2016 #11
geardaddy Feb 2016 #35
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2016 #38
geardaddy Feb 2016 #43
Kalidurga Feb 2016 #50
Depaysement Feb 2016 #12
sarge43 Feb 2016 #17
bunnies Feb 2016 #14
sarge43 Feb 2016 #18
bunnies Feb 2016 #32
sarge43 Feb 2016 #44
bunnies Feb 2016 #47
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2016 #15
winter is coming Feb 2016 #16
sarge43 Feb 2016 #19
magical thyme Feb 2016 #23
matt819 Feb 2016 #20
sarge43 Feb 2016 #31
bunnies Feb 2016 #34
dragonlady Feb 2016 #54
bunnies Feb 2016 #59
bkkyosemite Feb 2016 #41
matt819 Feb 2016 #52
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #21
jwirr Feb 2016 #22
Duval Feb 2016 #25
swilton Feb 2016 #26
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #27
NJCher Feb 2016 #39
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Feb 2016 #40
retrowire Feb 2016 #28
CoffeeCat Feb 2016 #29
islandmkl Feb 2016 #36
sarge43 Feb 2016 #37
AzDar Feb 2016 #42
sarge43 Feb 2016 #45
Vote2016 Feb 2016 #46
Babel_17 Feb 2016 #49
Bernin4U Feb 2016 #51
Mike__M Feb 2016 #56
Bernin4U Feb 2016 #58
emmadoggy Feb 2016 #53
sarge43 Feb 2016 #55
emmadoggy Feb 2016 #57
lostnfound Feb 2016 #61
Oilwellian Feb 2016 #62

Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:13 AM

1. Kick ass!

You rock, Sarge!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:13 AM

2. Not a Granite Head.

But have been called a Block Head. Thanks for being an active citizen and voting!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:15 AM

3. Thanks Sarge43!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:15 AM

4. I love this!

"Blink and you'll Miss Itville" - I live in one of those, in NC.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:25 AM

6. Yup. One of those burgs

We have to rent our town drunk and porch dog from the town on the other side of the notch.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:05 AM

13. .

 

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:47 AM

24. One of those towns where you have to borrow a horse to be a one-horse town. eom

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:04 PM

30. OK guys lets keep this going!

I went to school in Black River, MI rode an hour each way to school, two rooms, 1,2,3 grades in one room 4,5,6 in the other.

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Response to Mbrow (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:10 PM

48. I've seen small towns where you can see the "Now Leaving" from the "Now Entering" sign.

 

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:12 PM

33. I grew up near a "wide spot" like that

 

There was more goin' on in the countryside than "in town"!

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:24 PM

60. Best places to live.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:17 AM

5. Awesome news!

I have been excited to see how this goes today. Great turn out for your area!

Thank you for voting. Thank you especially for voting for Senator Sanders.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:27 AM

8. Couldn't vote for anyone else

He has my back; I must have his.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:30 AM

9. We will caucus for him

here in Kansas.

I agree, he has ours and we will have his.

We have been waiting all our lives for a real person, a sensible and good human to vote for.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 04:16 AM

63. Yep. I will be at our caucus in Lawrence, caucusing for Bsrnie. nt

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:26 AM

7. Blink and You'll Miss Itville

I grew up in a um town? No not that big...a village...no not that big either. Oh a hamlet by the same name. There are streets that are not accessible by google maps like no walking around with the icon.

I had a question though what was the buzz like in while you were waiting. Did you get any sense of which way people were leaning? When I have been in line in Minnesota waiting people were very closed up as far as saying where they were leaning, except when I lived in North Minneapolis people there nearly shouted who they were there to vote for.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:35 AM

10. Really can't say, Kalidurga

Tends to be fairly taciturn. We'll talk politics, but not choices. Gut feeling: People are fed up and want real change.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:41 AM

11. Yeah it's like that in Minnesota too and I live in an urbanish area.

When I actually lived in an urban area it was a bit different. People seemed more willing to actually talk about choices and be more open about who they supported sometimes loudly. I miss that I still go to the city on occasion to be around people that are more open about things. Still being raised in a place where openness was considered a weakness I am not quite as comfortable with sharing all that, but I do find it well I dunno. I like to know what people are thinking though and in the city well you get an idea of what they are thinking.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:14 PM

35. Are you in Minnesota?

I'm in Minneapolis and am caucusing for Bernie March 1!

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:33 PM

38. So am I

At the very least, we need to send a message to the Democratic Party that we are tired of business as usual.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #38)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:43 PM

43. Yes!

We've met at some DU events. I agree that we need to send a message to the DFL that we're tire of business as usual.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:54 PM

50. cool

Yep I think the tide is turning for Bernie here the polls have him behind a bit last I checked. But, I expect him to win by a healthy percent by March 1st.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:00 AM

12. Would you say it was a pro-Bernie crowd?

I think more voters is good for Bernie.

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:32 AM

17. Hard to say

As said in another post -- a pro we're mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore crowd.

Like glaciers, slow to move, impossible to stop once they do.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:18 AM

14. Mr. Bunnies and I voted this morning.

 

Turnout is *very* high and lots of new Dem registrations. We had to re-register due to moving earlier this year and the line to vote was out the door. The elderly couple walking in before us were talking about how they hoped Bernie would be inside. People are jazzed over here too.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:34 AM

18. Hey bunnies. Long time, no see.

This turnout going break some records? Looks that way.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:09 PM

32. Fingers crossed!

 

One thing the nay-sayers cant hold against us graniteheads, we sure do like to vote!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:45 PM

44. Nothing else to do between foliage season and mud season

Well, there's giving faux directions to ski nazis, but not as much fun.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:06 PM

47. lol. True.

 

Though I find the beach bums easier to confuse w/ directions.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:25 AM

15. Great news, sarge43

And we're OFF!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:30 AM

16. I think I've been to Blink and You'll Miss Itville.

Isn't it down the road a ways from Ass End of Nowhere?

Glad to hear there's good turnout.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:35 AM

19. Not the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:46 AM

23. hmmm...my profile location is "north of nowhere"

 

I'm in Maine. I'm wondering if you're "nowhere?"

p.s. thank you for the update

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:37 AM

20. Done voted

Voted at 8:30 - for Bernie, no lines, no exit poll. And who are all those people on the democratic ballot? Half of them sound like names of characters from novels.

Had to show photo id. I think this is the second election I was asked for that. On the one hand, it bothers me, especially since, at our polling location, the average age of poll workers is about 110, and they didn't really look very closely. On the other hand, it doesn't seem overly burdensome. I don't know if there's a fee waiver for a non-DL ID card, but if there isn't, there should be, and getting such an id should be far easier than it is (limited DMV locations, lines, etc.)



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Response to matt819 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:07 PM

31. Voter fraud like flag burning is one of the greatest nonissues of our time

It's just another way to harass the plebes.

Any valid photo id will serve - military id, passport. Yes, you're right. Getting any ID shouldn't be a Monty Python three legged sack race.

"....average age of poll workers is about 110."

Senior citizen poll workers and voters moment.

Husband and id checker did the cockpit scene from Airplane!

"Your name please."

"Huh?"

"What?"

"I can't hear you."

"Say again."

(Victor, vector, over)

I point to the sign on the table: State your full name out loud.

My One True Love mumbles; the poll worker mumbles. Law satisfied and democracy triumphs again.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:14 PM

34. A woman showed up to vote without an ID at my ward.

 

She sat down at the registration table next to me while I was re-registering (moved). All she had to do was sign a form verifying she was who she claimed to be. She was told about the penalty should she be found to be lying. Easy peasy. She was done before I was.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:46 PM

54. That is a sensible solution to the ID problem

I wonder if the Republican legislature in Wisconsin would adopt such a procedure that could help the thousands of voters who can't get one of the few types of acceptable ID?

Nah, that would go against the purpose of the ID law (disenfranchising Democrats).

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Response to dragonlady (Reply #54)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:08 PM

59. I thought so too. Was glad I got to see it.

 

A poll worker also snapped a polaroid. No good reason why they couldnt do that in every state, if you want people to vote that is.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:41 PM

41. Do you live in a big town or little?

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:45 PM

52. Small town

Among all the poll workers the odds are good that at least one of them knows who any one voter is.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:39 AM

21. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for sharing, sarge.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:44 AM

22. Thank you for your votes and for this report.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:54 AM

25. Not a Granitehead, but sure enjoyed your post, sarge43!

 

I'm in N.C. and I'm jazzed! I believe it's going to be a great day for Bernie.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:55 AM

26. Hi from sw NH

 

I shoveled snow this morning and then went off to the primary.

I didn't have to wait in line but the parking lot was full-overflowing @ about 9:30 a.m.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:57 AM

27. That's the revolution he's been calling for, at least the first flush of it.

For people to get back into being politically active. And at the core of that is having politicians worth electing.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:35 PM

39. Amen, Erich

That's been a big part of the problem. We could vote for Corporate Shill A or Corporate Shill Nutcase B.

Finally, someone worth voting for.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:38 PM

40. We can't let the election cycle be all about the White House either.

All the way up and down the ballot, we need such politicians, and to make sure Bernie gets as many new Democratic Senators and Representatives as possible to actually allow him to do more than just fight for his ideas.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:58 AM

28. Thanks for your vote! :D nt

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:01 PM

29. So WONDERFUL to hear!

I know that NH will do us proud! Smart, independent, politically savvy people in that state.

Can't wait for the returns to start pouring in.

Major kudos to you and your husband for voting for Bernie!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:16 PM

36. i'm sure in your town you give directions to strangers by saying things like...

'you know where the old barn by the creek used to be?' and 'just go down by Miller's store and take that road just past it...but watch out because Miller's sign fell off a couple of years ago and you might miss it.'

i grew up in rural Kansas, where three lefts always got you back where you started...can't really say the same thing about three rights!

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Response to islandmkl (Reply #36)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:22 PM

37. We just "It's up the rud fer a mile or so; can't miss it."

As they disappear, it's either "They'll be back." or "Dig 'em out in the spring."

Just joking. On the whole Graniteheads are friendly, helpful folks. Just don't piss them off.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:42 PM

42. ...

 

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:59 PM

45. Thank you everyone for all the attagirls.

I have to try to bring some order to the chaos that I call home.

Check in again this evening when the results start coming in.

Let's Bern it up, NH.

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:06 PM

46. rec 100

 

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:22 PM

49. Thanks for reporting! I know the voting itself was a pleasure, lol (nt)

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:59 PM

51. Voted today too, but not for Bernie ;-)

Rather, for our local school levy.

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Response to Bernin4U (Reply #51)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:23 PM

56. Kudos to you

That's important stuff.
Several years ago our little town (pop. ~500) failed to pass a school maintenance levy. The school district (one elementary school) said "No, really, we need to raise the money," and put it back on the next ballot. Voters again turned it down. The school closed; the kids were without a building for a year (the nearby Indian tribe let them use part of their building); then they were absorbed into another town's district, who didn't want them because they would bring the "No" votes into that district, plus the new district had to pay to demolish the asbestos-filled schoolhouse. After that, when I went elsewhere in the state and people heard where I was from, they'd say "Oh, you're the ones who closed your school."
Conservatives suck.

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Response to Mike__M (Reply #56)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:01 PM

58. Lovely story, MM.

What I always find interesting is that they let they let the loser parents continue to have an opinion.

We're in a decidedly purple district, so I'm surprised we do as well as we do. Our schools all have music and arts programs, still can't figure out how enough people could be this willing to pay extra taxes for anything besides test scores.

(Funny thing though, we also have a specific music/arts school, a wild experiment which seems to exist in spite of the system rather than because of it, and it smokes everyone else on those test scores, ranking right along schools in districts with very deep pockets.)

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:34 PM

53. Is there a link for

watching the primary results - similar to the Iowa one from last week? (Map showing county/precinct results)

Thanks!

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #55)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:28 PM

57. Thank you!

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 12:53 AM

61. Thank you New Hampshire!!!

👍👏

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Response to sarge43 (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:21 AM

62. New Hampshire rocked it!

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