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November 4th, 2008


I voted absentee and dropped it off last week, so I'm good, but my Mom called me at 7:01am to tell me about the problems at her polling place.  Nothing too serious, resolved within 15 minutes, but it gave me a bit of a scare...since it's been so long since I posted, my last electoral experience is documented just a page or two back from here.  Overall, though, it appears that things are running smoothly.

There is much being made on some of the online news sights about the lack of long lines at Denver polling places; however, they all seem to be overlooking that over 56% of registered voters have already voted.  If, by some miracle, we were to have 100% voter turnout that leaves less than 44% left to vote; realistically, we might have 70%-80%, meaning that only 14%-24% of the voters are left.  That doesn't spell long lines to me.  I guess we'll see.

Went to Starbucks for my free cup of joe (NOT the plumber) where there were representatives from the Colorado DA's office trying to shut it down - apparently it's illegal to do anything to encourage/discourage voting on Election Day.  I won't go into the ruckus that was caused by some of the more exuberant customers, but the DA's people backed down when it was explained to them that Starbucks wasn't requiring proof that people voted so they are effectively just giving coffee away in a celebration of democracy.  Case closed.  It's great to see so many people excited about voting and really getting worked up about it.

Seven hours until my Election Party at the house of some friends from High School.  I can't believe that I'm counting the hours - I've been more excited about tonight than I have been for the Broncos or Avalance lately (though given their records, it's easy to get distracted).  Happy Election Day!  GOBAMA!


Even better?

As though I weren't excited enough about the election tonight, now they're calling for up to 18 inches of snow in the mountains and even some down here in Denver!  Unemployed + Colorado Pass = 20 days of skiing before December!


I stood out because I was the only one standing

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