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Friday, September 19, 2008

Voting Begins… Now?

posted by on September 19 at 8:55 AM

Report: Virginia, the earliest of the 36 early-voting states, opens its polls today.

Theory: Good for turnout, bad for certain people’s ulcers.

Prescription: Virginiacodone.


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Anyone else find it extremely stupid to be opening the polls before a single debate has been done? This just seems really dumb

Posted by Josh | September 19, 2008 9:26 AM

question: Will they simply collect the cast ballots and keep them locked up until 11/4? Or will they go ahead and count them? If so, will they keep the totals secret?

Also, really excellent point Josh.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 19, 2008 9:46 AM

Yeah I'm sure John McCain could change my mind with a great series of debates..NOT

Posted by DavidC | September 19, 2008 10:05 AM


But could Obama change someone else's mind?

Anyway, whatever. I bet swing voters will be sending in their ballots five minutes before post offices close on Nov. 4.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 19, 2008 10:44 AM

On the other hand, this is a good time to challenge the results from Diebold and other paperless voting machines.

Posted by Greg | September 19, 2008 12:14 PM

I'm all for giving people more than a single day to cast ballots, but seriously- six weeks? Wouldn't one week be plenty sufficient to ensure that everyone who gives a damn gets to the polls?

Posted by east coaster | September 19, 2008 4:20 PM

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