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Afternoon Election Day Update / Open Thread

2:36 PM ET, 11/ 2/2010
Globe: Galvin says suburbs lead turnout. ""What we are seeing is that the interest in the congressional races is really what is stimulating the turnout,'' Galvin said in a telephone interview.

LA Times: Runs down the social media voting tools. Get your I Voted! badge on Facebook. Over four million people already have.

TwitterVoteReport.com: collects reports that use the hashtag #votereport from around the country.

BostonHerald: Rebrands itself as all-Bielat all the time.

RedMassGroup: Calls for a "Vote Against the Machine" (because CEO Charlie Baker is a political, social, and economic outsider).

CapeCodOnline: offers election notes.

Daniel Kurtzman offers a compilation of the "Dumbest 2010 Election Quotes:"

''Our nation was founded on violence. The option is on the table. I don't think that we should ever remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms.''

- Tea Party-backed Texas GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden, suggesting the violent overthrow of the U.S. government if Republicans don't win at the ballot box, interview with Dallas's WFAA-TV, Oct. 21, 2010

''These are beautiful properties with basketball courts, bathroom facilities, toilet facilities. Many young people would love to get the hell out of cities.''

- Carl Paladino, New York State Tea Party-backed candidate for Governor, describing his idea to transform prisons into dorms for welfare recipients, Aug. 2010

''People ask me, 'What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?' Well, that's not my job as a U.S. senator.''

- Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, May 14, 2010

''Do you know, where does this phrase 'separation of church and state' come from? It was not in Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists. ... The exact phrase 'separation of Church and State' came out of Adolph Hitler's mouth, that's where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State, ask them why they're Nazis.''

- Glen Urquhart, the Tea Party-backed Republican nominee for the Delaware House seat held by Rep. Mike Castle, April 2010

''It sounds funny, but you need to be paying more for your health care.''

- Kentucky GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, on his version of health care reform, which calls for high-deductible insurance plans and people paying out-of-pocket for health care, (Details magazine, Aug. 2010)

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