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Your friendly neighborhood open thread. Gimme a report from your polling place! How’s turnout in Lowell?
I’m in Lunenburg’s only polling place with Jen Benson visibility. There’s been 6-10 people here holding signs for Jen and Obama, as opposed to 0-3 people for Kurt Hayes, if that’s any indication.
More encouraging, though, is the turnout…locals say that the very (and still, now) steady stream of voters has been incredible even for this politically active town.
Update: here, as of a little while ago, fully 20% of Lunenburg voters had already shown up to vote.
Update II: Don’t forget, if you want to join me at the Brewery Exchange on Cabot St, I’ll be there after the polls close, by 8:30pm. If someone brings a laptop with cell modem access, even better, because there’s no wifi as far as I know. There’s some interactive maps on dkos that I’d love to keep track of while returns are coming in.
Update III: Holy smokin’ voters! By 11am, Acton had seen 30% of its voters turnout, and get this!!! Lunenburg, by noon, was just under 50% turnout!!!!! I am at a loss for words!
Update IV: Word on the street says that people in the SecState office is reporting they expect a 76-77% turnout statewide. Whoa.
We might even have a real democracy around here! GoBAMA!
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