Pack the Vote?


I just got back from voting (around 9:45 a.m. EST) and my polling place was packed to the rafters. I’ve never seen it like this. We vote in what would have been deemed a one-room schoolhouse long ago, and there was hardly room to move. Considering there are only about a thousand people, at most, in our entire district, I was shocked. The parking lot overflowed into the next street and beyond. I half expected to see Sarah Palin walk by.

If what I saw is any indication of the number of voters in other parts of the state and country, expect states to lengthen the amount of time the polls stay open, perhaps by as much as two or three hours. Or more. And expect massive disinfranchisement protests coming out of urban areas, too. If this election is close, that cry will be enormous.

We may not know the outcome of this election until the wee hours of the morning, if then.