The Trail: A Daily Diary of Campaign 2008


50 States

CT: Turnout North of 90 Percent

By Spencer Hsu
Heavy voting was reported throughout blue states in the Northeast, with Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz predicting that more than 90 percent of registered voters in the Constitution State would turn out. By comparison, 79 percent voted in 2004.

The state's all-time high was 93 percent turnout in 1960, when John F. Kennedy ran against Richard Nixon.

Posted at 3:40 PM ET on Nov 4, 2008  | Category:  50 States
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It is awesome that some hard core republicans are tired of... REPUBLICANS!!!

Posted by: macebruce | November 4, 2008 3:59 PM

It is unfortunate that this campaign took the negative turn on the Republican side. Graciousness is not the forte of the republicans for the last 14 years. What Obama has done, if nothing else, has brought graciousness and dignity to an event that lost it over the past generation or two.
The comments often made on blog or comment sites by those clearly supporting the republican candidate often exemplifies the current Republican response to dignity and to graciousness - Tear it down or sneer at it because they certainly cannot relate to it.
McCain went negative but not on policy or true issues like economy, security, healthcare. What he chose to do is to prop up old, stale, talking points with no substance then draw attention away with false claims, innuendo, gossip and when that failed, tried pushing fear and pushing hate. He chose to use fear-mongering, saber-rattling and the usual scam political spin instead of honesty, intelligence and focus.
The "negative" by Obama in his campaign was focused on FACT - McCain voted 90% with Bush and crowed about it until the polls showed it was unpopular. McCain lied about Obama's tax plan trying to make a case for what used to be called "fuzzy math" by his mentor; McCain chose to manipulate his supporters with rants about "suspending his campaign" to work on the economic crisis but spent a better part of the time filming interviews and playing political games from his condo in DC. McCain chose Palin as a running mate without vetting and without thought as to what a VP is and the world he would leave us with if he won and he was incapacitated - a useless, uneducated and untested unprofessional who knows nothing about law, Constitution, position or even how to cross a street in a big city.
Obama stands in front of a crowd of 100,000 in Manassas, in Denver, in other cities. In SMALL COLLEGE TOWNS the numbers are 30,000;45,000;50,000.
THIS IS NOT any simple election. This is NOT the usual campaign. THIS IS a revolution. A peaceful, legal and legitimate Revolution and the MOVEMENT CRIES for a leader with dignity and that leader is OBAMA

Posted by: REALCosmicSurfer | November 4, 2008 3:58 PM

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