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While Guam does not have any electoral votes they do have an advisory referendum.  In 2004 Bush carried Guam by nearly 2-1, for no actual effect.  

It is now Wednesday morning in Guam, and the votes that actually do not do anything have been partially counted. Courtesy of Peter Orvetti and Independent Political Report,

Bob Barr 97
John McCain 5,355
Barack Obama 8,796

Also, I voted this morning.  (Worcester, MA Ward 1-1)  We have paper ballots, machine scanned, which can be very fast.  Usually there is no line.  One day, many years ago, there were actually five people in line in front of me. Today... Continued below fold

the line went across the room.  It went down the corridor.  It went down the sidewalk by the bake sale.  It went across most of the parking lot.  One of the pollwatchers said that when they arrived to set up, this being well before the polls open, there was a double line across the parking lot.  The counter on the scanner read 692 at 10:30 AM, and usually we only see 400 or 500 people iirc voting by late afternoon.  

Please recall this is Massachusetts.  The races for Governor's Council, Congress, and State Senate were not contested. The races for President and U.S. Senate actually had several candidates listed.  The first point at which there is doubt as to outcome on these runs 'Will Chuck Baldwin beat Bob Barr for 4th or 5th place?'?

For State Rep, there was a sticker campaign, a liberal Democrat running against a liberal Democrat on-ballot incumbent.  (There was also a less liberal but good Democrat doing a sticker campaign in the same race, but there was no sign of him.)  There were three referenda, outcomes so far as I can tell not in doubt.

Poll gamers may want to put more emphasis on Registered Voter rather than Likely voter computations.

Originally posted to phillies on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 08:22 AM PST.

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