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  •  No early voting in VA? (1+ / 0-)
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    LordMike

    I thought I remember you saying you had already filled out your ballot, but I was looking at a website last night that said VA had no early voting except absentee.  is that right.  PA and VA need to get on the early voting express if it is true.

    "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

    by rdw72777 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:54:49 AM PDT

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    •  VA allows early voting for cause... (0+ / 0-)

      But, they are very loosy-goosy about enforcing that "cause", so they do, in effect, have early voting.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:41:32 AM PDT

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      •  wild VA results in 2008 (1+ / 0-)
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        That's why the VA numbers seemed so crazy in 2008.  The rural numbers came in, giving McCain as much as a 20 point lead.  Then in a sudden flash, the NoVA numbers wiped McCain's lead completely.  Most of the votes were same day votes; the GOP lean of rural votes that first get counted gets muted by the counts of early votes in other states.  NC had early voting.  While Obama barely won there, he led the count nearly the whole time.

    •  My vote was absentee (0+ / 0-)

      There's not "no-excuse" early voting here, no.

      But the absentee criteria are broad enough that many people, I bet even most voters, in Northern Virginia qualify.

      If you have a job that includes a bad work commute, or is in another legal jurisdiction, you can vote absentee.  And that includes in-person absentee, which is what I did.  In my case, I'll be working my precinct as a precinct captain for the county Dems, and that counts as a separate basis to vote absentee.

      Keep in mind if you live in Fairfax County literally inches across the Arlington County line, and you work a block away in Arlington, you legally qualify to vote absentee because you work in a different legal jurisdiction from where you live and vote.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:19:24 PM PDT

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