At Sanford Middle School in South Minneapolis, I got in line with hundreds of people who wanted to vote before work.I got there at 7:50 a.m. and finished voting at 9:05 a.m. By then, I was voter number 462.
Check out this Election Day scorecard: Politico offers a “quick list of benchmarks insiders will use to predict the evening’s winners and losers.” A sample: “SIGN MCCAIN IS IN HOT […]
10:45 a.m. — News from Madison, Wis., U.S., World, Solar System, GalaxyI was IM-ing my center-left son in that zone where everyone pals around with terrorists: Madison, Wis.It’s difficult not to mix sports and politics these days.
The tables at Taraccino, a popular neighborhood coffee bar in Minneapolis’ East Hennepin district, were strangely empty and lacking the usual chatter early Tuesday morning, but the shop didn’t lack for customers.
Time magazine offers useful advice in “Mark Halperin’s 5 things to watch on Election Day.” One of them centers on noting what happens in three states at 7:30 p.m. ET. […]
Voters started lining up at 6 a.m. in Vadnais Heights outside the public works building. The wait at the end of the line, for those showing up at 7 a.m. when the doors opened, was about 30-40 minutes. By 9:15 a.m., there was no line.
This is a bad sign for John McCain: Karl Rove this morning predicted an Obama landslide. Read more here. One commenter, however, suggested it was a tactic to persuade Obama supporters to not bother voting.
In Richfield, the early-morning wait to vote wasn’t as bad as expected.Susan Hilliard finished at 7:48 a.m., 40 minutes after getting in a line of about 200 people at Centennial School.
If Chanhassen’s 7th Precinct had its way, Mark Kennedy – not Amy Klobuchar – would be Minnesota’s junior U.S. senator, and Gov.
SwingStateProject has designed this chart noting which state’s polls close at what time. (via)
Another kind of vote? European markets moved up in anticipation of Election Day, and U.S. markets opened higher. To read more, go here.
Last night, we posted Sen. Norm Coleman’s all-night tour through the state, so here’s a look at all the candidates’ Election Day schedule:Sen. Coleman: After stops in Willmar, Alexandria, St.
About 80 people, some with coffee cups or kids in hand, stood waiting minutes before the polls opened today at Valentine Hills Elementary School in Arden Hills, I among them. Neighbors called out friendly greetings to one another and smiled, though
6:41 am.: I got in line in the ‘hood . . . the Lutheran ghetto of St. Anthony Park, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
I’ve been having conversations with Minneapolis City Council member Ralph Remington since Jan. 3, the day of the Iowa caucuses. Remington was ecstatic that day.
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Election Day suggestions, courtesy of the League of Women Voters: Research all the candidates and initiatives on the ballot, double-check your polling location, wear layers, be patient and enjoy the experience. And if you’re confused on logistics,
For election eve, Sen.