October 28th, 2008
08:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin will return to Alaska to vote

Palin will return to Alaska on Election Day.
Palin will return to Alaska on Election Day.

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sarah Palin will return to her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska to vote on Election Day, a campaign adviser tells CNN.

Palin plans to leave the campaign trail next Monday night to fly to Anchorage, and will then drive to Wasilla to cast her vote before returning to the lower 48 to spend election night with John McCain in Phoenix.

“Home is where Gov. Palin launched her career in public service and it's fitting that she return to Alaska to vote,” the adviser said. “She's looking forward to traveling to Wasilla to cast her ballot.”

As of ten days ago, Palin was unsure where she would be on November 4.

“We don't know what the plan will be yet on there,” she told reporters on her campaign plane earlier this month. “If I'm not there physically we will be applying for that absentee ballot and we'll do the early voting there. Yeah. And we'll do it fairly.”


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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. D-MI

    Don't bother to come back...

    October 28, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Wailin' Palin

    Guaranteed she screws this up and votes for the wrong party.

    October 28, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. Y

    She may as well stay there.

    October 28, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. John in VA

    That's thoughtful of her to go back to Arizona to be with McCain when he reads his concession speech. This whole thing will be over by 11pm EST.

    "That One" 08

    October 28, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Turnabout is fair play

    For the love of God, STAY THERE!!! I hope that after she lands safely and she goes to vote, that her plane breaks down and that they can't get her back to McLame through the weekend.

    October 28, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. HouseDiva

    Sarah Palin...do us all a favor and STAY in Alaska!!!!!

    October 28, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. S. Boatman

    This Would Be A Great Story, . . . Her Leaving, . . . But She Is Coming Back!

    October 28, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. Nancy--VA

    Thank God!!!! Hope she never leaves there again.

    October 28, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. dave

    This old,ugly woman wont release her medical records.Something smells fishy to me...

    October 28, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Robert in raleigh

    I really don't know what to say. I tried reading her statement and I swear it doesn't make since......

    October 28, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Missouri Mom

    BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

    October 28, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  12. j

    Might as well. She'll be returning home soon enough anyway. Obama supporters get out and VOTE!

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  13. Observer

    Wonder if she'll vote for Stevens?

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  14. james in s.c.

    huh, she asked stevens to step down and now she probably vote for him, i'm sure of that....

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  15. Gia in Los Angeles, CA

    She should just stay home after voting. No reason to waste a flight back to Arizona, she'll just be turning right back around.

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  16. chelle in Fla

    she should go to Alaska and STAY there!

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  17. Kristina, Seattle

    Haha.... well she needs every vote she can get.

    October 28, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  18. Joyce

    I'm not sure she knows where she is now.

    October 28, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  19. John

    Sarah should very seriously consider staying up there in Alaska since she has proven that she knows very little about what is happening down here in the lower 48.

    October 28, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  20. KLEE

    fly away little bird – & vote OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    October 28, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  21. Mike, Texas

    McCain tax cuts give $200 billion to corporations, $4 billion to oil companies.

    Now tell me why are people still voting for McCain and Palin?

    October 28, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  22. trish

    Sarah, And Elisabeth Hasleback must be the Most Brilliant GOP Products for Presidential 2012...

    God Have mercy on Republicans.

    OBAMA / BIDEN

    October 28, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  23. Helen

    You have done well – I will be routing for you and John McCain.
    Good Luck – You are charming.

    October 28, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  24. Rachel

    Can she just *stay* up there please!?!?!?!!?!?

    October 28, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  25. JOHN

    SARAH PLEASE STAY. ALASKA IS WHERE YOU BELONG.

    October 28, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
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