It is a ghost town here on election day

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Registered: 04-29-2003
It is a ghost town here on election day
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Tue, 11-02-2010 - 7:31am

Unbelievable I-Village.

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 3:06pm

I agree...I think everyone does.

As for election day, Shelley and I went to the polls at 5:50 am. I was expecting large numbers. Nope. We were second and third in line. I wonder why? I thought we would see turn out similar to 2008. We had our congressional seat and local city council to vote for...no senator up this yr...but their time is coming, too. We chose not to vote for the local school board...we were not knowledgeable about these folks, and our kids are not in the local govt schools. We dont want to vote if we are not informed and educated about our choices.

I feel kinda sorry for the congressman. He unseated a republican on PBOs coattails in 2008. He has voted with Pelosi most of the time, but knowing he was from a conservative district, on controversial issues he was one of the last to cast his vote. If the dems had their votes then she would allow her lapdog to oppose her, so that he could take that home to the folks in his district. People see thru that stuff though. We know he was just a loyal foot soldier...and as such, he will take the fall for his party's abhorrent guidance this term.

Hope everyone gets the result they want. I wonder if the libs might make a better showing than we have been led to believe.

Sonny

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 3:21pm
"I wonder if the libs might make a better showing than we have been led to believe."

I feel like the media almost has a vested interest in the results, they are so dogged in their predictions. It feels like the coverage is intended to influence the voters -to stay home or to vote, I can't tell which. All I know is that even the more liberal sites are predicting that the House is going Republican.

I wonder which actually has more influence on an election - money spent by a candidate and PACs, or the media coverage.


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Registered: 09-29-2003
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 4:25pm

5:50 AM???


 


Mich

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Registered: 01-22-2000
Tue, 11-02-2010 - 7:54pm

Yes, 5:50 am. ( we are early risers anyway). Our polls open at 6 am and close at 7 pm. We always go early morning as I am never sure when I will get home from work, and Shell worked today substituting in the kids' school.

Looks early on like the repubs win, but not the numbers(60+ house seats) that they were talking about...that is what I thought would happen...so far...

Sonny

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 5:58am
I am thrilled to wake up to the results, better than I thought would happen.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 8:46pm

Yes, I agree!

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Registered: 01-21-2006
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 9:36pm

Looks like the Republicans have picked up at least 60 seats! Biggest gain in some 70 years! Now, let's see if they can get this country/economy back on track!!!! Perhaps we will now see the hope that we were promised two years ago!

shell

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 9:46pm
And if they completely disappoint, then what? Will you say "Well, I gave them two years and now it's time for something new?" Will you vote out incumbents?

I'm not defending the last two years - so many screw-ups. But that's been the case for a really long time, just one blown opportunity and bad policy after another.
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Registered: 01-21-2006
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 10:06pm

I want to see the conservatives put forth a conservative plan. It will be hard to get anything passed, as the president has the ability to veto, but I want to see the effort being made. If the ones who were voted in, don't do what they promised, then, I will be voting for someone new. Perhaps a rare expectation, but I expect them to do..or at least try to do..what they say they will do and if they don't, then they should be replaced.

shell

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 10:07pm
But weren't the dems in control of capitol hill for the past four years?

Depends on if they voted the way I believe or not. I personally believe this is going to lead to a bigger standstill, than what we have ever seen as a nation.
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