I thought it might be fun to take a poll to see who you actually voted for in the election and get a snapshot of WeddingBee to compare to the national election results. Please don't vote unless you actually voted in the 2012 presidential election already!
Let me know if I need to add any parties -- only adding the "mainstream" ones that exist on most state ballots.
Husband and I got our butts to the polls 5 minutes after opening! Judging by the line is going to be CLOSE this year! We both voted Obama. (as did our two friends who went with us)
@CorgiTales: It looks like there's some HUGE voter turnout in my area... the lines are ridiculously long! Usually the 6am voters are in and out pretty quick, and today it's taking hours!
@abbie017: yea. polls opened at 6:30 and we got there at 6:35. The H-N line that we were in moved pretty fast and we were out by 7, but our friends were in the O-Z line and didn't get out until 7:30.
@abbie017: Oh my goodness, I drove by and the lines were RIDICULOUS! I don't remember it being like this in 2008.
DH and I will be voting for Obama this evening.
I was there at 6:10 and the line was already wrapping around the polling place before it opened! The volunteers were shocked, they said they'd recieved a record number of early votes, they thought it would be quiet. The line was even longer when I left!
I voted commie liberal down the board. I wish that third parties had a chance but I live in a swing state now. I don't get to waste my vote because it actually makes a difference.
@MrsFutureG: LOL. :)
@MrsFutureG: I totally agree about the swing state stuff. I live in Virginia, so voting third party isn't really beneficial to anyone. I grew up in Massachusetts, though, so being in a state where my vote truly counts is fun!
I voted early on Saturday (won't be able to make the polls today because of work). It opened at 8:30. I got there at 8:15 and waited an hour. When I left, there was a two hour wait and a line wrapping around the building. If that's any indication, this election is going to see higher than usual voter turnout (yay!).
Romney! I'd like some change.
I was one of the first in line here at my place in Philly at 7 on the dot. The line was minimal thankfully. Obama!
Can you add an option for "I'm not a US citizen/voter but would love to see how WB votes"?
We voted early.... DH and I both voted Obama!
@SpecialSundae: Done! Sorry I forgot that in the first place!
@abbie017: Thank you! I'm totally behind Obama, but not able to vote.
DH and I will be voting after we get off work today. We will be voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket and then heading home to watch the results!
@MrsFutureG: My FI and I voted for Johnson. It does matter because if a 3rd party gets at least 5% of the vote, they have to be included in the debates during the next election. We need some new options.
I'm stopping to vote for Obama on my way into work...and then DH will stop by the polls on his way home from work and cancel my vote out. He asked me if we could just stay home since it's going to even out anyways...I was like uhh you know there's other things on the ballot too, right? Then I made him go do some research.
@praline13: I never knew that! A three-way debate would be really interesting with new platforms!
I got to the polls about 30 min before they opened, and there was already about 25 people ahead of me. It took about 20 min tops, but there wasn't any more line by the time I left. I voted Romney/Ryan.
I voted early, but here's a funny voting story for you gals. When I dropped off my ballot last week, a cute elderly volunteer gave me my "I voted" sticker. He told me that if I put it on my front door people would stop knocking on it. And a nano second later, his equally as cute elderly volunteer pipes up and says "Yeah, and if you put the sticker on your phone, they'll stop calling you too." lol Soooo funny. I wanted to hang out there w/ the senior citizen volunteers all day long. They were so funny and entertaining.
@JsDragonfly: Oh my gosh, the people knocking on doors here have been unbearable! Every single day they've been showing up asking me to vote for one or the other candidate! My friend put a sign on her door that said "I'm voting for Obama, please stop bothering me."
All I have to say is....dear neighbours to the south: please don't f*ck this up! -sincerely a concerned Canadian who believes in science!
@Utopia4us: Hahaha. Don't worry. This American believes in science too!
We voted Obama last Tuesday! It was so nice. No line, no one there except the people that were working there... it was awesome. I was raised Republican but severely dislike Romney... so we both voted Obama.
@Wonderstruck: At least he's voting. My Husband has decided not to vote and it's caused a major argument. He doesn't understand how choosing not to vote is in all actuality voting.
We voted the first day of early voting to avoid the horrible lines that exist both today and were present last Saturday. We both voted Obama.
@KateByDesign: As my FFIL says, if you don't vote, you don't get to be mad about anything that comes after the voting ends. If I weren't already voting, that would have motivated me because I want the right to voice my opinion!
Voted last week for Obama and Democrats down the whole ballot. I live in the reddest of red states, so it probably doesn't matter except hopefully for a few state and local candidates. Feels good to do my part nonetheless! Can't wait to see the President get re-elected later tonight!!
@Miss Otter: Agree 100%! And now with everything from student loans, to healthcare, to unemployment, to war and defense connected to the government, it's a good chunk of people who should just shut up or vote!
@KateByDesign: True! The only minor argument (really more of a debate) we had about it was that his beliefs actually align the most closely with Gary Johnson, who isn't going to be on the ballot here in Michigan. I said to just write him in but he said it's probably a waste of a vote anyways and he should probably just vote for Romney. I think if your beliefs match up best with a 3rd party candidate, vote for them! We'll never break out of the two party system if everyone thinks this way about it.
I voted for Gary Johnson and all the other libertarians. I'm excited for the same sex marriage vote here in Maryland. I voted 'yes.'
@MrsSanchizel: I'm so jealous! My state is too far away from being that progressive!
@MrsSanchizel: I voted Gary Johnson as well. We have a same/sex marriage amendment on our ballot this year, but the question is whether or not we should amend the constitution of MN to define marriage as one man and one woman. I voted NO!!!
I got to my polling place at 7:30 and waited nearly 2 hours. I have a feeling there will be a high turnout this year.
@lolot: Change won't happen unless people who go against the popular opinion in their area aren't afraid to let their votes and voices be heard.
DH and I both voted for Obama early this morning. We have two civil rights issues on the ballot in Minnesota and voter turnout is very high here so we still had to wait an hour, part of which was outside the building. Not nearly as bad as 2008 though, when we took up two city blocks at 7am!
@artichokey: What part of MN are you from? Y ou can PM me if that makes you more comfortable. I'm NW of Minneapolis by about 20 minutes and I waited almost 2 hours at 7:30!
Obama, but I'm in a solid red state so it won't matter.
@MrsCarnival: Wow 2 hours? Where in MN are you? Although, pre work and after work hours have the highest turn out.
Thank you for voting No on the marriage ammendment... It's making me a little nervous... I live in Minneapolis and voted at the Bakken musem at about 9am... Took less than 20 minutes all together... When FH and I left the polling place, we were wondering where/if MN has long lines anywhere...
LOL at the MN brides trying to locate other MN brides :)
I voted Romney on my way to work this morning. Waited for about 30 minutes after getting there at 8:30 am.
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