Not really a diary, just early voting update.
From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
People trying to get a jump on early voting Saturday morning encountered waits of an hour or more in Manatee and Sarasota counties, a crush that many of them attributed to a narrower early voting window this year.
By late morning, the waiting time to vote reached about 75 minutes at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office, a sign of high voter turnout in an election where 70 percent of people are expected to cast their ballots before Election Day.
The line snaked past the Supervisor of Elections Office down to the adjacent sheriff's office…
At the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office on U.S. 301, there were 100 people waiting when the polls opened at 7 a.m., said volunteer Dave Poelke, who stood just inside the door and informed people they were looking at a 50-minute wait as they filed in.
Incredibly long lines in places like Pembroke Pines and Miami Gardens, Florida which are Democratic strongholds with a lot of African Americans and Latinos voting. It took my son 5 hours to vote today, my brother and his son 2.5 hours. At the Miami Gardens Library there was an estimated crowd of 1,000 people waiting on line at 9:30AM.
I will vote on Monday PM when hopefully the lines will be shorter because folks will be working.
A VERY high level of Democrats noted! Obama/Biden!
Have been in the line for 3.35 hours and cannot even see the door! The sprits of people are high - GOTTA GET THIS DONE!
Voted today in my home town at Miami Beach City Hall. Huge turnout. Go Obama!
Long lines in Tampa's Hillsborough County (a bellwether). A very good sign for Dems!