17 Responses to Election Day Open Thread

  1. Rep. Jim Splaine November 6, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Let’s see.  Hart’s Location –23 Obama, 9 Romney; Dixville Notch — 5-5.  I’ll take it.  I can get some rest for a few hours before hitting the polls, phones, and computers.  Happy dreams.

    • Rep. Jim Splaine November 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      As I head out for the day, I feel especially thankful to our hundreds of Democratic candidates throughout the state who are already at the polls, running hard.  Many will have been elected as the day comes to a close, some won’t, but they’re all winners.  They’re all leaders.

      I see on WMUR’s early news (it’s 6:44 AM right now) that the polls are already filling.  Long lines at some.  Hopefully checking into BlueHampshire.com throughout the day will tell us how things are going.  

      I have to add, I’m looking forward to the return of car and food commercials come around 8:01 PM tonight!  They still are full of half-truths, but I won’t seem to mind so much!    

  2. Mike Hoefer November 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    No, no no.

  3. Mike Hoefer November 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm #
  4. Zandra Rice Hawkins November 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    this morning: busiest the activist had ever seen. Goffstown line out the door in first hour; other polling sites had lines before the doors opened.

    Great day to vote!

  5. FrankLloydMike November 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    The line at my new precinct in Cambridge was very long–I waited just under an hour. They might want to look into getting more than seven voting booths, considering that not everyone is so fortunate to be able to be 45 minutes late to work. And that’s without voter ID. I really hope the lines move smoothly, that people are prepared, and that the polling places have sufficient booths back home in New Hampshire.

  6. pberch November 7, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    Very heavy voting in Westmoreland, with lots of new registrations and absentee ballots ( what does this mean??). Perhaps largest turnout ever….

    Also heavy voting in Chrsterfield and Walpole.  

  7. hannah November 7, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    Picked up after lunch when UNH students packed the 60 passenger buses the Obama campaign had provided. In addition there were at least six vans ferrying voters back and forth.

  8. William Tucker November 7, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    Patch: Portsmouth ward officials expect to see long lines during the after work rush that could set a new voter turnout record.

  9. GreyMike November 7, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    everyone we talk with here is pulling for Obama, and some have even asked if being here had prevented us from voting (it didn’t, we voted absentee over two weeks ago). They are bewildered that Romney could possibly be doing well enough to take seriously.

    I am at a loss to explain this in any terms that don’t portray a sizable percentage of our citizens in a very negative light, so I don’t try…

    Where we have been staying is only a couple hundred meters from the local train station; we are lulled to sleep each night listening to the modern high-speed freight and passenger trains running every 10-15 minutes like clockwork…

  10. elwood November 7, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    There are all these commercials on for goods and services…

  11. Chuck Townsend November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Wendy Piper easily beat Paul Mirski in Enfield, Grafton District 10!

    • Kathy Sullivan 2 November 7, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      Mirski was a disgrace to the House, helped make an honorable body a laughingstock.  

      • TimothyHorrigan November 7, 2012 at 11:10 am #

        It was a bad day for the petitions & redress committee.  Chairman Ingbretson lost, as did Kevin Avard.

        This committee was largely Mirski’s idea though he did none of the heavy lifting.  Mirski lost.  

        Dan Itse barely squoke though, as did Bill O’Brien.  (Some others did OK, however.)

        Petitioner Josh Youssef was moved to run for the State Senate and lost a safe republican seat 58%-42%.

  12. Rep. Jim Splaine November 7, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    It’s not all over yet, and we don’t know for sure how things will shape up in Concord, but we do know the Bill O’Brien & Co. days are ending, one way or another.

    And my thoughts tonight are especially with John Lynch, who these past two years was a stone wall — a tall barrier — to stopping bad things from happening.

    I think as John Lynch walks to his office on the second floor of the State House tomorrow, he can feel that help is on the way.  That the voters of New Hampshire thanked him today.  

    Maggie Hassan, Terie Norelli, Jackie Cilley, and so many others have worked to save New Hampshire for our future.  

    • cblodg November 7, 2012 at 10:14 am #


  13. elwood November 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Bob Schieffer doing his best to speak for the Village, sayi ng that Obama had won the Electoral College but was a million votes behind in the popular vote, and that was a first for a re-elected President, and that would cripple his second term as his legitimacy was questioned.

    Poor Bob. Poor Village. Obama won some 2 million more votes overall than Romney.

    Village Queen Cokie Roberts is Not Amused.

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