Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Shared Google Reader Items, 10/30

There's some interesting stuff in my shared items today:
That's it for today. As always, leave your comments on these or anything else below.


Die Anyway said...

>"BTW, that number is fraking awesome."

I'm not sure what the numbers are around here but they must be pretty high. The TV news has shown long lines and reported waits of 2 - 3 hours or more. I have never waited more than 2 - 3 minutes at my normal polling place so I can't see standing in line for half a day just to vote early. But I'm glad lots of people are using mail-in ballots and early voting sites. That means I'm more likely to have a short wait on the real voting day. We have enough trouble counting our votes here in Florida anyway. I can just imagine the early votes being lost or invalidated on some technicality. And in the final analysis, there's just something unsatisfying about voting on the wrong day. Kind of like having your birthday party a week early. Yeah, it's a party and it gets the job done but it's not really your birthday. I'll wait. Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. A day that will be remembered.

Jon the Geek said...

We're on target to pass 50% today (today's the last day). We have enough polling places that there hasn't been much if any line, though.

I voted early for the first time this election. Normally I'm all about voting on Election Day (which should be a holiday, dammit), and I even requested the day off back in February to make sure I'd have it. But the Travis County Democratic Party was trying to set records for turnout on the first day of early voting to get more press, and thus get more information out to the public about how easy it is to vote in Texas, and I thought that was an excellent idea.