Long lines are reported at polling places across America. Our 45 minute wait at the Webster Groves Library in Missouri confirms that. Liz and I brought Katherine and Frances along for their very first presidential election. They both recommended a Kerry vote and we bowed to their wishes. Now we wait.
I should mention they still use punch card ballots here. There are signs on each voting booth warning about the dangers of hanging chad. Liz is 50% confident she didn’t vote for Pat Buchanan. My ballot was chad-free. I double checked.
Since we live in a mostly white upper-class neighborhood there were no Republicans around trying to challenge our vote. Voter intimidation of that sort is reserved for African-American and low-income neighborhoods. It will be an extra sweet night if Ohio goes for Kerry.