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Deeds poll coverage lags?

Rosalind Helderman

Are we in for a stunner of unexpected Democratic turnout? Not if the Internets are to be believed, where Democrats and Republicans are taking to blogs and Twitter to note what feels to them like low turnout in strongly Democratic precincts and poor poll coverage by candidate Creigh Deeds and other Democrats.

From Twitter:
@Joseph_Taylor Not a single deeds poll worker in nokesville.

@AmayaNSugar Not a single Creigh Deeds sign or worker in my area of Hampton Roads either.

@npry 2 precincts in Portsmouth (70% Obama) no Deeds signs or volunteers

From the two best read liberal bloggers in Virginia politics, who have been somewhat critical (Lowell Feld) and highly critical (Ben Tribbett) of Deeds in recent weeks:

Feld at 6:22 a.m., after looking at a tweet indicating no lines in Arlington: After this tweet, I'm almost tempted to call the election for McDonnell/Bolling/Cooch. There should be LONG LINES IN ARLINGTON on a gubernatorial election day. No lines at all a few minutes after polls open? Horrible.

And Tribbett from Twitter: Hearing @CreighDeeds has the worst Dem poll coverage in a Virginia election since reconstruction

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 3, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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It was quiet at Lee HS in Springfield this morning. And like the other polling places mentioned, the place was wall to wall in terms of Republican signage, although there was a Dem poll worker there handing out sample ballots.

Also, those who were there to vote when I was there were all given paper ballots rather than voting electronically. Odd. If this isn't confined to one or two polling places, it will delay the precinct reporting tonight.

Posted by: mbcnewspaper | November 3, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

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