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How was your voting experience?
The consensus here seems to be that while many faced long lines, most were happy to do so and that people are generally upbeat and excited about the change about to happen.
Whether Republican or Democrat I think it's safe to say the change happening today is a good one. The past eight years have seen this country slip in so many ways ... the environmental progress made by the Clinton/Gore administration has nearly been undone, the surplus that went to a deficit, the inability to get anything done in a congress divided by individual agendas, to say nothing of our standing in the world.
No doubt, change is what we need.
I was lucky. I got to the voting station and it only took about 15 minutes. People were pretty excited, and there were a lot of young people. I actually heard one poll worker say "Don't rush me. I'm not going to make a mistake! You all can wait." We laughed.
I hope people remember this excited feeling every election day.