'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake
November 6th, 2012
02:30 PM ET
1 year ago

'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake

(CNN) - Long, slow-moving lines stretched around polling stations across New York City a week after Superstorm Sandy's fury threatened to keep many citizens from voting.

"It's inspiring to see so many people up and out to vote already," said one woman at a makeshift polling station in Brooklyn established to replace regular precinct locations made unusable by storm damage.

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  1. Name Lorna Rawle

    Voters in Canarsie Ps 279 should vote at Canarsie high school.

    November 6, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. 4moreyears

    This makes me proud

    November 6, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. Chris

    It is insane in Pennsylvania the new black panther group from 2008 are back. Watch out you might get clubbed.

    November 6, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Borderless

    Love the fact that they're voting in spite of the hardship. Hate the fact that they are mostly voting for Obama.

    November 6, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. truth hurts

    Chris - It is insane in Pennsylvania the new black panther group from 2008 are back. Watch out you might get clubbed.
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    Obama and Eric Holder let them go scot free in 2008. Would do you expect? They know they can do whatever they want and they won't get arrested. Obama has given them a get out of jail free card. They won't be happy until there is a riot because of these thugs.

    November 6, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  6. Lisa P

    Good job, New Yorkers! And also, I would guess, Jerseyites and Connecticuters, whenever CNN gets around to reporting your story. We can all use the reminder of how important it is to vote, and be thankful our "adverse conditions" are nothing more than a short drive to the polls, a long line and a bit of a wait.

    November 6, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Expat American

    Chris
    It is insane in Pennsylvania the new black panther group from 2008 are back. Watch out you might get clubbed.
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    This is hard to believe.
    Voter Suppression, taunting, actual violence is not something that is often associated with progressive- and intellectually minded people; or Democrats.
    This would fit better with the party of 4+ years of religious and racially bigoted accusations; or Republicans.

    November 6, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. truth hurts

    Borderless - Hate the fact that they are mostly voting for Obama.
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    Maybe not.... It has been over a week now since the storm hit. What has FEMA done for them? Obama flew in for a photo op and then nobody pays attention anymore. It is getting mighty cold in these states right now.

    November 6, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Chris

    It is insane in Pennsylvania the new black panther group from 2008 are back. Watch out you might get clubbed.
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    So what? They are volunteer poll watchers. What's the big deal?

    Most voter fraud seems to occur behind closed doors, anyway. Like people tossing voter registration forms, etc.

    November 6, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    Rudy NYC

    Chris

    It is insane in Pennsylvania the new black panther group from 2008 are back. Watch out you might get clubbed.
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    So what? They are volunteer poll watchers. What's the big deal?

    Most voter fraud seems to occur behind closed doors, anyway. Like people tossing voter registration forms, etc.

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    Or the County Supervisor of Elections robocalling voters telling them to vote on Wednesday. Pinellas County Florida, heavily democratic, but all elected officials – INCLUDING THE SOE are rethugs.

    November 6, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Kirk in michigan

    Yes, its cold in new york, romney wins there, the sound of desperation is sooo satisfyin, well mitt, have you figured out what to tell adelson, and norquist? you could not have been a more pathetic candidate if you tried

    November 6, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  12. Kirk in michigan

    Yes truth, people are so stupid they blame obama for the cold and storm, the best thing about this being over is your radical views wont be needed, and the con job you perpatrate on us unintelligent democrats, you alone have made the difference, good job sir!

    November 6, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Kirk in michigan

    Now go rub your moms feet, and stop trying to play with the adults

    November 6, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Kirk in michigan

    How pathetic, you rebuff your own blogs, WOW! you seriously should seek professional help, soon

    November 6, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Kirk in michigan

    How pathetic, you rebuff your own blogs, WOW! you seriously should seek professional help, soon
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    Rebuff? Maybe. I think it is more like making up so much stuff as you go along that they cannot remember their own positions. Take Mitt Romney, for example.

    "I don't remember what I said, but I'm sure that....when I said it."

    November 6, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. candy

    Keep voting for Obama New York, tomorrow Obama will come fix your house in person. Haha

    November 6, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  17. truth hurts

    Hey Malory Archer, here's some FACTUAL information for you so you can stop spreading your misinformation. Do you know how to use The Google to find this stuff? Didn't think so!

    Nancy Whitlock, a spokeswoman for Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deb Clark, tells The Buzz it was all a total mistake. She says the office used an internet calling service to inform all voters who hadn't returned their absentee ballots that they had until 7 p.m. on election day (tonight) to get them in. Though, the call specifically referred to the date as "tomorrow."

    For the 27,917 people who received that call last night, then that date was technically correct. Unfortunately, according to the office, something screwed up and 12,525 were placed in a queue and sent out this morning. For those who received the call this morning they would have been under the impression that they had until Wednesday to get their ballot in, which isn't true, obviously.

    To the department's credit, they realized their mistake and sent out a new robocall that informed the voters of the correct deadline.

    November 6, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |