(Closed) It's 3am on election morning, I can't sleep. How do you feel?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m really intrigued to watch how this election turns out.  This directly affects me and my career on a very immediate basis, so I will be watching the returns very, very closely! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

If my facebook news feed is any indication, I think a lot of people are having that trouble today.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Cold. The lines in VA are long and it is 35 degrees. I naturally woke up at 545, bundled up, grabbed NPR and am prepared to wait in line for an hour or two if needed. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Since this directly will affect my household right away, I am on pins and needles.  I am voting right after we drop the kid off to school, picking up a starbucks, then heading to Trader Joes for a wine run.  I will be working at a headquarters office all day coordinating volunteers so I have a very very long day ahead of me.  Then a very long drunk night.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m up even though my alarm isn’t supposed to go off for another hour.  I guess I’m going to go ahead and go vote before I get ready for work. I’d rather wait in sweats.  

I was just commenting on facebook how I’m getting too old for these long days of getting up early to vote and then staying up late for results!

Also the fact that you’re a first time voter makes me feel old.  My first presidential voting experience was the whole Bush/Gore debacle.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@tksjewelry:  

@abbie017:  

I am in the same boat. FI’s job and my whole line of work are on the chopping block. We can’t discuss it at work, but we are all nervous! The good news is I am almost inside!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

In line right now for the polls to open. The line is comparatively short to what it has been during the early voting polls. It’s 6:54 and the polls open in 4 minutes. I voted 4 years ago but I was out of the country and voted with an absentee ballot. This is my first year voting in person and I’m feeling anxious and excited. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pollywog:  Yeah, it’s frightening.  Guessing from the Virginia location and the chopping block comment, I’m guessing we’re probably in a similar line of work… :-/   Are you in NoVA? 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LaCroix:    That does help.  Thank you.

I guess me sitting on my booty on the bee doesn’t excactly fulfill my civic duties. Then again I live in KY, so it’s not like my vote is really going to make a difference.  Still heading out there though, if for no other reason than at least make the popular vote more accurrate. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Can’t sleep either (I was up at 5)…

But then again that is pretty normal for me at my age 8-| *rolls eyes*

Here in Eastern Ontario it is a chilly -7 C (19 F) and Canadians are just as curious (anxious) about the US Election as anyone else.

The CBC National News last night coined the coverage…”America Votes ~ Because What Happens There – Matters Here”

And I think that pretty much sums it up…

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By The Way, I was stunned to see photos on last night’s Nightly News about the lengths of lines to vote in the early Polls… and couldn’t believe it when the Reporters were saying to expect more of the same for tomorrow (today).  YIKES. 

To me as a Canadian I find that pretty unusual (and no doubt off-putting for many US Voters… I mean it is asking a lot for people to stand in cue for hours on end IMO).  In Canada, we tend to have a fairly HIGH Voter Turn-Out for our Elections, and NEVER do we see lines such as these (maybe we have more polls per capita ?)… I’ve been voting for well over 30 Years, and most times it takes me 20 minutes or less to do my duty… in the door, give my name / show my Registration Card or ID, pick up my ballot, vote, and I’m done.  Even at the worst times, I’ve never seen a line-up that was anywhere near an hour.

So here’s hoping you all don’t have to wait on line for hours… wherever you may be.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@abbie017:  Yep, I think we have the same employer, different agency. I’m in Arlington and work for the goverment in one of the agencies conservatives are always looking to cut. Everyone loves teachers, no one loves the bureaucrats that help teachers get trained, have high quality materials, and teach better. Despite citing my office’s research, people don’t believe we have a purpose.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely nervous. I normally don’t post or talk about politices with anyone other than close family and friends, but I’m nervous. I’m just nervous about the outcome. I’m nervous not necessarily about how people are voting, but about why they’re voting. I know people voting for Obama simply because he’s black, and I know people voting for Romney because they’re conservative Christians. It bothers me when people choose what I consider to be a superficial reason to vote for someone, without really knowing what they stand for. 

 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@This Time Round:  You would be suprised what motivated people will do, if they are willing to wait for hours in line outside, then to wait hours more in the cold just to listen to them speak then waiting in a voting line is nothing.

PA on Sun

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