Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Voted.

I did early voting this morning here at a nearby supermarket. The line stretched halfway around the store - there must've been a hundred people in front of me, and I showed up right when they opened the polls. The line moved fairly quickly, but its length seemed unchanged by the time I voted half an hour later. I know that Houston is a big city, but if this is any indication of overall turnout, the number of voters this year is going to be enormous.

5 comments:

Uncle Al said...

Hunger is due to weather, famine is due to politics. Nobody votes for an empty stomach. Votes against McCain/Moose jewel will be a glut, a deluge, a cataclysm... a buggering GOPulation. Turnabout is fair play.

okham said...

My wife has been absolutely adamant with wanting to vote by absentee ballot, even though she gets to vote in Michigan (her official last state of residence in the US) where polls are showing that it's pretty much a done deal (the other side is not even campaigning there anymore).
I suppose there is something about been able to tell, 20, 30 or 40 years from now, that a historical vote was cast...

Anonymous said...

I've voted every election year since 2000 (when I turned 18), and in Texas your vote matters so little it's depressing. In fact, the only times I felt my vote mattered were during the Democratic primary in 2008 and during a debate about medical malpractice damage awards back in 2003.

Jonah said...

Your vote really matters! Texas is turning blue, and you CAN make a difference. Besides the presidential you have Rick Noriega running against big John Cornyn for Senate, and Skelly running against Culberson in Houston's congressional district. There are all sorts of low profile, down ticket races this year that are very important.

I just posted my absentee ballot to Ohio. Wish I had a senator to vote for too this time around. ;)

-jonah

Mark said...

Why would high voter activity necessarily correlate with Texas turning blue? People might just go to the booths to vote against Obama's socialistic course.