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I am seeing a lot of recommended diaries that are negative in nature.  That makes me nervous on a day like today.  Not because I am convinced that voter fraud or intimidation is going to cost Democrats the elections.  Rather I would like rather be seeing diaries reporting massive turnout in 2012 that is matching 2008 or beating it.

I live in Los Angeles so, not a huge turnout in my precinct.  

Can someone post photos or even anecdotes of turnout levels in places like FL, OH, VA, IA, etc, etc.

I need some good mojo! Thanks!

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  •  Second that (3+ / 0-)

    I'm waiting for a diary claiming that flying saucers are about to land and steal votes.

  •  Log off. (6+ / 0-)

    If you solicit feel-good stories you will find them but they won't mean much. Anecdotes from polling places will be dime a dozen today. From those who mean well, from trolls, whoever. Long lines in Cleveland! Short lines in Richmond. Hope! Fear!

    If you're being negatively affected by Daily Kos, the best thing to do without a doubt is log off Daily Kos. If you find you can't log off Daily Kos despite it affecting you negatively, that's all the more reason you should log off.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:30:05 AM PST

  •  and while we are at it (4+ / 0-)

    can we pass on diaries like "I didn't vote today" or "I voted X times for Obama". Today is not the day for clever titles about early voting or historical records, we've read tons of those diaries in the lead up. I'd like positive content focused on what's actually happening today.

  •  Yeah, the rec list is a joke right now. (1+ / 0-)
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    There should be a rec diary with "I voted" for people to post their positive voting comments. I haven't voted yet so I can't do the diary.

    President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

    by askew on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:34:09 AM PST

  •  I think right now it's a "What do we do?" period (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, rmonroe

    All we can do is wait. I'm having this problem myself.

    Tonight can't get here fast enough IMO.

  •  tried to make a diary, but kept getting errors. (5+ / 0-)

    So, here ya go:

    I went to the polls first thing this morning. The turnout wasn't huge, but there was a small line. There was a big tent marked 'Romney/Ryan' near the door, with no one stopping. On the other side was a lone, older lady, smiling as she handed out Democratic voter guides. I saw quite a few people taking those.

    As I got to the front of the line and walking up to the desk, the lady behind the desk got up and a man took her place. At first, I was a little worried. The person asked for my name and my ID. I gave him my name and handed him my voter registration card. 'Photo ID?' he said. 'Shit, here we go,' I thought and took in a huge breath, ready to argue, when the other poll worker said, 'We don't need photo ID.' The man said, 'I'm're my very first person' and gave me a little slip with my name to take and get my ballot. I walked a little slower as the next person went up, but they went through without the man asking for a photo ID again.

    I voted, got a sticker and was out. It took maybe 15 minutes total. As I was leaving, I saw more people talking to the older lady with the Democratic voting guides, and still no one at the Romney tent.

    Whose interest does ignorance serve? - Carl Sagan

    by spgilbert on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:37:19 AM PST

  •  There'll be several diaries per minute today. (1+ / 0-)
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    Don't look at the ones that scare you.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:41:21 AM PST

  •  Irregularites and problems (1+ / 0-)
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    Sophie Amrain

    are like crack-laden mother's milk to some. Most of the nation is going well it seems.

  •  I just got back from voting in Salt Lake City (0+ / 0-)

    Turnout seemed to be very light. Utah is a fire engine red state, but Salt Lake City itself is pretty progressive. Therefore I don't know if light turnout is good or bad. Utah will go big for Romney so it really doesn't matter. But it does matter on the down ticket races. Our only Utah congressman Jim Matheson is in trouble. I watch the returns and  hope for the best, that's all I can do now. The feeling good or bad will come later.

    Conservatives want to shrink the size of government until it will fit in a vagina.

    by rmonroe on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:46:52 AM PST

  •  I've seen plenty of hopeful diaries today (0+ / 0-)

    And personally, I like to read about the places where people are being messed with. It keeps me stirred up, which is what I want today. Just don't read what you don't like. I'm not being snarky, I mean it. Most diaries have the first sentence or two given if you hold your cursor over them, so it's easy to tell if this is one you want to read or not. We all react differently to difficult situations, so do what you need to do! Obama will win, no question.

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