The last rally

by Michael O. Allen on November 4, 2008

I voted at 8:37 a.m. today in Ridgewood, N.J. I did not have any problem whatsoever. Meanwhile, the video above was Sen. Barack Obama addressing more than 60,000 supporters in the last rally before today’s voting.

Update: A friend sent me e-mail saying “I got out early and voted. I was there almost and hour early and when they opened the doors there were several hundred people in line.”

Another friend, Jim Sleeper, wrote about his experience here: “Polling places in New York City open at 6:00 am, and when I arrived at mine at 5:45 a.m. at least 600 people were on line, stretching from the school door near East 33rd Street and Third Avenue back to the end of the block on Second Avenue, and then down the avenue to 32nd Street. By the time I left after casting my vote, at 6:45 or so, it had grown light out, and there were at least another 600 people waiting on line.”

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Todd Drew November 4, 2008 at 3:49 PM

I have voted in a bunch of elections. Today I felt excitement in the people. They weren’t “exercising their right” or “doing their duty.” They all wanted to be a part of something. This is a big day for the country.

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