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Joe Walsh drops into 8th CD campaign headquarters to thank GOTV callers and Mike Flannery caught US Senator Mark Kirk voting in Highland -
Janet Silosky - WHEN INDIVIDUALS WANT TO VOTE AT A POLLING PLACE IN A PRECINCT THEY DON'T LIVE IN , WHAT'S A POLL WATCHER TO DO? It happened to me. The election judge called the Clerk's Office, whom, she said, was told to allow these individuals to vote. Then I got involved. The judge called the Clerk's Office, wherein I was chastised for interferring with the voting process. They finally looked up the address whilst these individuals were still filling out their ballots. Turns out they not only didn't live in the precinct, they didn't even live in the Township! Their ballots were taken away before they could be entered , as a result. The sanctity of our Democracy depends on protecting the voting process. GO POLL WATCHERS!!!!!
Karen Allen Campbell - Polls pretty quiet in the middle of the morning in Fulton County but the workers said they had a brisk turn out early. Loved hearing some young man come in the door as we were leaving and hearing him pronounce "I'm a first time voter!" Got goose bumps to watch my special son walk in and know EXACTLY who he was voting for and why.
Sharee Langenstein (GOP candidate for Jackson Co State's Attorney) - The precincts on SIU campus (Carbondale) are reporting lower turnout than in 2008. Update: I was out all night (midnight to 5:30 a.m.) with members of the Bost family putting out 400 small neon orange signs dubbed "kick" signs, which read "Vote Sharee Today!" I then opened a poll where we had no pollwatcher coverage, left an hour later to vote, got my kids off to school, and laid down to sleep for a couple of hours. I am now helping to deliver Chick Fil A to our pollwatchers. People keep asking me if I am excited, but honestly I have been too busy to think about it!!!
Bill Baar: I voted in Campton Hills (Kane County) at 7AM. A busy polling place but with plenty of machines. The lines moved nicely with little wait. Voter before me forgot the final step of pushing the “cast” button so that vote had to be voided before I could use the machine. There are three final steps before finally pushing that “cast” button, and the prior voter was in a rush to get out and not paying attention. Made me long for those big ole mechanical machines with the big lever to pull at the end that opened the curtain for you to leave. You knew you were done that way.
Liz Eilers - HUGE turnout. 70 year old election judge told me she's never seen such a turnout. Two guys from Lisa's office standing around. I am sure they are not pleased. Never seen anyone from that office there before. I found it odd. I did ask their credentials. Sangamon County, Riverton, Precinct Clearlake 04. (I'm PC).
Marc A Wiley - Many in Will County voted early. The numbers are moderate and most who use to vote on Election Day came in early. Last week Crete Township Precincts were 1-2 hour waits for early voting, one of the employees stated she never seen that before. I went to Peotone and it took me one hour.
GOP candidate Jason Plummer voting in 12th CD and State House candidate Jonathan Greenberg voting in northern suburbs:
WLS radio show host Dan Proft makes this prediction: