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  •  Half of NY's subways will be functioning by today (2+ / 0-)
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    suspiciousmind, FishOutofWater

    according to those who know.  Also remember that in urban area, the polling places are often within walking distance.

    •  But those same people in the know (0+ / 0-)

      also say don't expect the remaining ones to come back up as fast - they made a triage decision to start work on the easy tunnels with less damage first as that would get more of the city functioning as in the fastest time as possible.  Some of the remaining tunnels are still waterlogged and it will take a while to finish pumping it all out.  And that saltwater is doing more damage to the metal wiring in the tunnels the longer it's there.

      I hope people don't get discouraged by the damage to their properties and forget to go.  They'll be really busy with cleanup for a while.

      •  The storm was terrible (0+ / 0-)

        but remember that most of the damage was confined to the coastal areas.  Most of the states' populations have to deal with downed branches and blown-off shingles, not complete destruction of their homes (my heart goes out to those who do!)  And in states as blue as NY and NJ, I don't think it'll affect the outcome too much.  The subways are unfortunate, but (correct me if I'm wrong, New Yorkers) from what I understand, most people can walk or bike to their polling places- taking public transport isn't necessary, due to population density.  

        Not to mention that with the President in the area, doing a great job, people might be more motivated to vote...

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