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  •  Philadelphia should be okay (0+ / 0-)

    Which as a resident of the Germantown section I think I can say without fear of contradiction. Also, coincidentally, I work in the same building where the Board of Elections stores all the voting machines (well. a lot of them, maybe not all).

    Philadelphia precincts are small and local. For instance, I vote in the lobby of my building. When I lived in another section of Germantown, I used to vote less than a block away.

    The majority of the City has power. There are still some transit and traffic disruptions but nothing like NYC or in New Jersey.

    As I said, the voting machines probably (I have no direct knowledge other than that they're stored in another part of the enormous old industrial building where I work - the former Atwater-Kent radio factory) are fine. We had no water intrusions in our section of the building, and that's actually unusual. Philadelphia got under three inches of rain. From a rain perspective, Irene and the following storm a week later caused much more flooding.

    Probably of greater interest is the situation in New Jersey. The shore communities hardest hit are mostly Republican strongholds. This may not affect Obama's chances in NJ as he was pretty much expected to win the state, but it could have a positive impact for Shelly Adler. Much of John Runyon's support comes from Ocean and Atlantic counties.

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