I went with my oldest son to vote as soon as the polls opened in PA. The place was packed (and we live in a very small town), but everyone seemed upbeat and happy to be able to put the election behind us. Finally! Lots of Obama supporters in the line with us.
I live in Massachusetts - a state where the outcome is pretty much assumed and I waited in the longest line ever (I've been voting for almost 30 years). It took 35 minutes just to get into the building. Now how terrific is that?!
This being the first time in my life I can vote, I can't think of a greater time in history to finally get to do so. I truly believe that the people of my age group (18-25) are going to determine the outcome of this election, and I truly hope we don't let the country down. I don't think we willAmanda
My partner and I took our kids with us to vote this morning. I nearly cried standing in line because for the first time in a very long time, I am filled with hope. Change is coming.
I just sat on the line for 20 minutes just to make sure that my vote made it to California and will be counted. It was worth the time. There's no being too paranoid over these things. This is my first presidential election, and hopefully the last time I'll have to vote on something like Prop 8, and I just hope that everyone I know gets out there and votes to make a difference.
Hey , I live in Paris, France. I have the same dream. Go, America, go. Vote. Patricia
Good luck from Mallorca, Spain!
I was out at the polls very early, missed morning sex and arrived late to a meeting....So, hopefully it was worth it.
Well, what do you know. My youngest son just got home from voting with his dad. He's too young to vote himself, but his dad wanted him to see what the process was like...and let him cast the vote for Prez. Another vote for Obama in PA!!!! The ex was going to vote McC, but felt it more important that Jake get involved and let him vote for Obama.Since all of McCain's hopes and dreams supposedly hinge on winning PA, this really made my day :)
I voted early this afternoon in a tiny town in upstate NY where we have close to a dozen polling places for such a small amount of folks.I am happy to say that while there was no line when I arrived, people were starting to form one by the time I was done voting.We still have the voting booths here in NY. I know one day they will fade away into history, but I still love them. They work and are not subject to computer glitches.Anyway, I never felt such a relief like I felt after I voted and got home. I didn't realize I was stressing about this but it felt so good to make my choices and be counted and have it done.I would have driven myself crazy had I not voted. I cannot imagine not voting since I have been voting in every election since I turned 18.I hope we do our neighbors across the globe proud tonight because we are kidding ourselves if we think our choices here in the US only affect those of us living in the US.I have my fingers crossed that what is best for us all happens with our election tonight.
I sent in my absentee ballot to Indiana three weeks ago and am now refreshing my news page every 10 minutes at I sit at work in PA. The energy today has been buzzing with excitment with PA being deemed battleground status. I'm just excited at the notion that Indiana might not be red for first time in 20+ years.
I have to be honest and state that i cried after i voted today. I live in california and hope that I can marry the love of my life as i have planned. It was a moment to remeber, everyone was smiling everyone was exited and it reminded me ( as i saw other gay couples in line) that we have a chance to defreat prop 8 and chose a president for change.
Nearly there. We're nearly there.Patricia
yes yesyesyes yes yes wecan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and *you* could you people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The dream is realized.
Fabulous news! My Dad and I watched the whole thing unfold on TV here in Australia and shed tears at your victory and your exciting new President's compelling speech. To think that only 1 year ago, it was Bush and Howard (our dud of a homophobic conservative Prime Minister)in power, and now sanity has prevailed.Voting is compulsory here, I can't imagine not voting. Hopefully millions of new & returning voters will also feel this way after watching their voices making such an historic difference.
such amazing news to wake up to! Congratulations, America!!!
I live in Ireland, a country relatively untouched by the outcome of this election (being as we are a tiny, tiny country on the outskirts of an increasingly irrelevant European bloc). Nonetheless, I've now been awake for 26+ hours because myself and ten other average Irish citizens drank our way through the night and the election. And I have one thing to say:Congratulations, America. Hold your collective heads up high - you did the right thing.
congratulations, america!we here in vienna, austria cried at breakfast to the great news!
thank God (or whichever deity - if any - you believe in)! at long, long, last the US has a President it can be proud of, and who can make a real difference in the world - not by being a bully and imposing a notion of 'freedom' on others, but by listening and co-operating and reaching out.for me, sitting over here in Scotland, the two most moving things i heard or saw all night were Rev. Jesse Jackson crying (suddenly it felt like he, and the whole African American comunity, had been holding their breath for 200 years and were finally free to exhale), and the stories of Af-Am voters taking pictures of grandparents/parents, long since departed, into the voting booth with them just to witness that here, at last, they were voting for a black Presidential candidate. and that he won in such a resounding fashion is such an exoneration of everything good and just and true.be proud of yourselves today, America. let the healing begin.
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