Monday, November 5, 2012

Observations on Election Day 11.5

My brother sent me a text today saying he saw a billboard truck driving around in Pennsylvania that said "Be Ready To Show Your Photo When Voting." That just shows how ugly this election could become because the court ruled that you can be asked for the photo ID but you don't need to show one to vote. My brother and sis have come up with a little family protest and are going to be sure they don't have any approved ID when they vote. That is going to go over awesomely in our small conservative hometown. I really wish I could be there.

Donald Trump tweeted that you should be sure to vote (for Romney) because we need real change this time. Yes for real change cast your vote for the rich old white man, that always seems to work. I think the first thing I do after the election is remove the 'real Donald Trump' from any of my twitter lists he happens to be on. He doesn't even entertain me anymore but just shows how ignorant some Americans can still be. And while I'm at it I might have to purge my twitter of people that just complain but wont vote for this reason or that. I don't have the time or patience for the ignorance or poor spelling.

Something to keep in mind; in the key states of Colorado, Florida, and Ohio if the winning margin is less than .5 percent an automatic recount is triggered. The recounts are overseen by each state's Secretary of State who in each case just happens to be a Republican.

Considering its not yet election day it's probably early to picking a quote of the day but it will be hard to top this from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. "If I hear anybody say it was because Romney wasn't conservative enough I’m going to go nuts. We’re not losing 95% of African Americans and two-thirds of Hispanics and voters under 30 because we’re not being hard-ass enough."

Polls open in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire at midnight and New York City at 6 AM.

late update - Tonight Jeff Greenfield of Yahoo! News made a heartfelt plea to undecided voters that I totally agree with, please just stay home.
"And after all this time, you’re still trying to make up your minds. The overwhelmingly likely reason is this: You have the reasoning power of a baked potato."

12:15AM - The long awaited Dixville Notch vote ended in a 5-5 tie. Get some sleep people, it's going to be one hell of a long day.

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