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After finishing a canvassing shift today in Columbus, Ohio I stopped by the early voting location for the county (there's only one location, on Morse Rd., in an old department store), just to see how crazy it was.

The answer was:very crazy! It took me a half hour just to drive the last mile to the place, as Morse Rd. was at a virtual standstill. Finally I bailed and parked at a nearby business and walked the remaining distance to the polling place.

Here's a video of the line outside the building:

The parking lot was completely full and traffic was backed up on Morse Rd. as people couldn't make the left turn in. I heard that the average wait was about two hours. The voting hours today were 1pm-5pm and the rule is that if you're in line at 5pm you can vote--although I expect there were many people in the traffic jam who didn't make it to the line in time.

The anti-abortion cretins were there in force with their posters and offensive signs. I thought it was good that the Romney/Ryan presence was definitely of Teh Crazy variety, underscoring the bankruptcy of that campaign:

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