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The Deed is Done
I'm just back from early voting. We're still voting touch screen here, and the display did confirm all of my votes. I'd be happy with a paper receipt, though. The volunteer told me they'd had over 1200 early voters yesterday. I hear tomorrow (last day for early voting where I live) will be packed.
10/30/2008 11:54:00 AM
Still sorta up in the air...

Clinton took the popular vote, but the caucus numbers are still not in.

Still many allegations of irregularities, but more complaints of crowds. But as someone in one article pointed out, last year they had ten people, this year it was hundreds. How do they plan for that?

There w

3/5/2008 8:38:28 AM
Back from the caucus

For those following along with what's going on in Texas, you may have seen tales of huge voter turnouts today,. This is cool. Voter turnout - at least where I live - has been at downright anemic levels over the last few years. Whatever the outcome, I'm happy to see people participating.

I

3/4/2008 10:48:38 PM
Back from voting

Well, it was just a little too cold for my lungs to handle the walk, so we waited until after school had been out for a while and then Chris drove us down to the polling place. We didn't have much trouble getting a parking space and we walked right in. A teenager was manning a table right inside

3/4/2008 4:57:23 PM
A cold day in ...

At some point I must have remarked that it would be a cold day in Hell before Texas actually mattered in the primary.

Oops.

Fortunately, the roads here are clear. A heavy turnout is predicted. Chris and I have a cunning plan to walk to the elementary school this afternoon after cl

3/4/2008 10:07:52 AM
Yes, there is a downside of having a contested primary in Texas

I just hung up on my third (or was it fourth? I've lost count) political call of the day.

They've all been pre-recorded.

I've made up my mind, but I'm not going to vote until Tuesday.

Leave me alone.

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The Deed is Done
10/30/2008 11:54:00 AM

Still sorta up in the air...
3/5/2008 8:38:28 AM

Back from the caucus
3/4/2008 10:48:38 PM

Back from voting
3/4/2008 4:57:23 PM

A cold day in ...
3/4/2008 10:07:52 AM

Yes, there is a downside of having a contested primary in Texas
2/28/2008 7:14:03 PM

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