Dreary skies, enthusiastic voters

  • Article by: BILL MCAULIFFE and RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 11:24 PM

Few seemed swayed by long lines, occasional rain and even a bomb threat near a polling place in southwestern Minnesota.

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member23131Nov. 6, 12 8:04 AM

8:00 AM report from Chaska. Fast moving line at the gate. Very efficient system allowed very long line to move quickly on its way. I have been a small town voter for nearly 50 years. Most people that I have voted with.

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onelesscarNov. 6, 12 8:25 AM

While I have no doubt Romney would be better for the economy, lets remember its not ALL about the economy. It is about preserving government jobs and social benefits. Even if you do not work for the government or are on assistance, chances are a family member is.Remember them during these difficult times.

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onelesscarNov. 6, 12 8:33 AM

Also, those in social services and unions can help get out the vote in diverse populations buy encouraging voting! Put up flyiers and posters and tell everyone you come accross to make sure they vote. Pease out!

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jdom22Nov. 6, 12 8:41 AM

RR FTW!

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golfsteveNov. 6, 12 9:26 AM

This article ignores the fact that there are 10, not 2, candidates on the ballot for President, and 5, not 2, candidates on the ballot for Senate. Thank you Star Tribune for continuing to ignore 3rd party candidates.

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jimdogNov. 6, 12 9:30 AM

See the pictures of the long lines at polling places. Just think of how long the lines are going to be when you have to wait for slow people showing their ID. We need early voting so everyone isn't voting at once.

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mjcmspNov. 6, 12 9:32 AM

It took me less than 15 minutes to vote this morning in S. Mpls. Luckily we don't have a governor and legislature cutting voting hours and purposely making it harder to vote like in Florida. They also have a very very long ballot that takes most people close to 20 minutes to fill out. Lines in many places in Florida are 7 hours long. Ohio is the same way (same thing - a governor who wants turnout to be lower and is cutting voting hours and making it harder to vote, the numbers show lower turnout favors Republicans). Everybody get out there and vote today!!!

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jimmyjames76Nov. 6, 12 9:38 AM

"It is about preserving government jobs and social benefits."...We've been steadily shedding government jobs for years. Nearly every month you see private sector job growth, and government job losses. I'm not advocating for one candidate or the other, just helping you with facts. Regardless of how you vote, government jobs will likely continue to be in steady decline.

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runotkiddingNov. 6, 12 9:42 AM

Every two years, non-working Democrats take a half hour of their time to hire politicians to steal the money I earn by working sixty hours a week.

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drposterNov. 6, 12 9:57 AM

Voting in SLP was brisk and efficient in and out in 15 min.

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