Live blogging from the poll

llot – President, Senate & House of Representatives).  But outside both the Republicans & Democrats have tents set up (overhead only, to protect from the rain), where they’re trying to talk folks at the last minute into voting for their favored candidates.  They’re also giving away power bars, donuts, coffee – the Republicans have better grub than us Democrats.  What’s kind of fun is that some of the people staffing the Republican tent were friends of my mother’s, so there’s a fair amount of good-natured ribbing going on.

That’s about it for now.  More later!

3:10 p.m. Before school’s out – a shout out to Don’s class at Wellington Hall Academy!

4:30 p.m. We just did a bit of calculation.  We’ve now reached 70% voter turnout for Precinct 201!  (In comparison, the Canadian election last month drew a measly 59%.)  Westmoreland County says to Canada:  “Eat our dust!”.  This is going to be a remarkable election, at least for this precinct of 2,300 voters.

7:00 p.m. Eighty percent!  80%!!!!!! That’s the turnout moments before our poll closes.  Unbelievable.  I tried looking for precinct stats, but could find none.  Nationally, the highest turnout I could find in the modern era (1960 & later) was 63%.

You go, America!

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