Many of us will be up and out the door by 5:30 tomorrow morning to set up precincts at the crack of dawn, pumped full of caffeine. Turnout is expected to be low, but the weather will beautiful – 68 degrees and sunny, but 40 degrees in the morning. The candidates will be moving from poll to poll, greeting voters and hoping to get just ONE more vote per precinct.
To my conservative and republican colleagues, let’s remember the words of our great Attorney General Cuccinelli from Saturday morning’s Leesburg Rally – “You know what they call you when you win by just 100 votes? Senator”. Both our Governor and Attorney General made it through razor thin races where the winning margin was between 1/8 and 1/4 of one percent. Keep this in mind when you are freezing your posterior off in the morning, or your back starts feeling like it is going to break by mid-day.
We cover the polls so that every voter has the “opportunity” to take our sample ballot. Some voters are happy to take it, some refuse, others are rude but more often than naught voters are pretty friendly. If your experiences are like mine from over the years, you’ve had some really interesting conversations on election day – most of the time with democrat poll workers. It’s really a brilliant and exciting day in our history, so please check in and comment if you get a chance and tell us who you’ve seen, or anything of interest.