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February 06, 2008

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Donna W

Makes me glad I live in Missouri. I'd NEVER be willing to go through a mess like that!

Goofy Girl

Thanks for documenting this! I've always been amazed that a major part of our democratic system happens much like a high school dance, albeit in a church basement.

Andy

great recap! i'm glad we were able to keep each other company...what a wonderful experience!

Karl

Ugh, so glad we don't do the caucus thing in Florida. Good for you, Jane, good for you.

Jennifer

I applaud you for making such an effort. The only time I've encountered a long voting process like that was four years ago in the presidential election. The wait was well over 2 hours, and our polling location made the news (helicopters overhead).

It surprises me that in this particular election, poll organizers wouldn't have anticipated such a huge turnout.

But it's so heartening to see people making an effort, especially if they're voting Democrat. :-)

Jennifer

I applaud you for making such an effort. The only time I've encountered a long voting process like that was four years ago in the presidential election. The wait was well over 2 hours, and our polling location made the news (helicopters overhead).

It surprises me that in this particular election, poll organizers wouldn't have anticipated such a huge turnout.

But it's so heartening to see people making an effort, especially if they're voting Democrat. :-)

MLE

One of my coworkers here in Colorado reported a very similar experience to me this morning (Colorado has a caucus for the primary as well). Though in her case, she was told to write a "C" or an "O" and not the entire name - a friend of hers said "If I write a C, how will I know someone won't change it to an O?" The coworker reported being highly dissatisfied with the process (she's in her fifties and has been participating in caucuses for years, and says that this was the first time it was really more of a vote and not a caucus at all). Plus, the temps here last night were about 10F and she had to wait in line outside for over an hour. Brr!

Keith

I don't think Brits anywhere, would queue to vote.

ByJane

I hear a similar story on NPR today, and the woman said she was still jazzed from the experience of so much democracy on view. And she hoped it meant Kansas was going blue.

laurie ruettimann

This is so awesome. Our votes in Michigan don't count, and even if they did, it would be a totally lame "primary" experience.

Viva le caucus!

laurie

As a Canadian, I am fascinated by the American electoral process. And of course my blog friends are helping me to find out how it all works. But do tell. What's with the donkey outfit in the Clinton line? And why did none of the other commenters see fit to ask?

Suebob

Wow. That looks like a total zoo. I am happy I can just mail in my ballot.

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