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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Early morning and the lines are long 

    The polls opened at 6 a.m. in several states and, according to someone calling him/herself DemFromCT writing on Daily Kos, "there were lines around the Middle School auditorium that I haven't seen in 15 years."

    At my polling place, a middle school in suburban New Jersey, the wait was 20 minutes at 6 a.m., with the last names beginning A through G showing up in particularly large numbers. Most of the people looked full awake, coiffed and ready to go to work.

    The polls opened at 7 a.m. in Philadelphia, and at 7:15 in Center City, our colleague was number 35 to vote, with 15 people in line behind him.

    People really are voting early - and perhaps often.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 7:09 AM



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