TPM Reader BW checks in from rural Illinois:
Here is a lighter note during a tense day. After 24 years in Fort Myers, FL with its long voting lines, my wife and I moved back to our family roots in rural Illinois. Make that VERY rural. We live on our family farm in a half township (18 sq miles of cornfields and one village of 200).
There were 137 registered voters in our precinct in 2014 and there were 76 votes cast. There are now 141 voters so my wife and I represent half of the new registrations. Yea!
This morning we spent 15 minutes at the polls. Both booths were occupied and another person came in behind us. That is 5 voters in 20 minutes. Polls are open 13 hours here. The sky is the limit for turnout … well actually 141, but you get my point.