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TPM Votes Pt. 5

"Leaving my precinct in heavily Republican Bakersfield, CA. I voted progressive on the crucial CA propositions and for President Barack Obama. Light, upbeat mood inside with a very short line."
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"Took my 20-m-o daughter to her first presidential election this morning in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She chanted "Vote Obama" in line (and represented her dad's Red Sox fandom well)."
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West Hollywood Auditorium in West Hollywood, CA at 8:15am PST
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"Was in and out in 15 mins. The folks there said turnout was very high
this AM. Notice the "Dem machine" was out in full force with example
ballots on the sidewalk. (Now that I think about it, I should have
checked if they were really from the dems... THAT would be the next
thing for GOP suppression!)" (Shaker Heights, OH).
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TPM reader voting at Summit Creek Elementary in North Austin, TX.
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"First vote as a naturalized citizen (from UK originally)...and in Southern California, apparently we vote in garages? Had my little one put the ballot in the ballot box...she is 3 and half, so first presidential for her as well!"
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"My 84 year old mom voting in Alabama ... never misses a chance to vote. This is the line outside precinct 80 in Madison county at about 10:15 this morning. She was voter # 551, I was #552. We do our part here in sweet home AlObama!"
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"Voted around 10 am MT in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. Zero lines. Beautiful day here, honestly one of the easiest, most pain-free voting experiences I've had. And I just voted to legalize marijuana!"
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"In California we vote in many languages."
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"Park Slope, Brooklyn: by a kids' bake sale for Sandy victims table outside the polling station, 1:50PM. We were lucky here, but across the street from the polling place is an emergency shelter. There were plenty of people voting by affidavit."
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