January 19th, 2010
03:05 PM ET
13 years ago

Turnout Update: Over 55k in Boston

Boston (CNN) - The state secretary of state's office tells CNN there continues to be a steady turnout for Tuesday's election.

"Turnout has been pretty good," said Brian McNiff, a spokesman for the office.

The noon report from Boston showed 55,309 voting so far - a number that is just 3,000 under the turnout for the 2006 midterm election.

There were predictions of low turnout because of the time of year of the election is being held and the wintry weather.

The secretary of state's office had predicted a turnout in the range of 1.6-2.2 million, and McNiff says the numners today appear to be falling within that estimate.

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  1. Kathleen

    We can affor wars and we don't even have a vote to figure how much it costs! But Health Care that most nations have, NO? Fine, because
    thanks to "Teddy" you folks in Mass. don't have to care about the rest
    of the Country!

    Michael Steele told of the tricks of the Republican Party today on Politico that the repubs kept quiet
    until the last minute plans to get this "No" guy elected. and the people of Mass. wouldn't know "who" they were voting for! No time to ask questions? about
    the credibility of this man?

    Well, Mass. you just made a huge mistake!!

    I quess you, too, want Obama to fail. If he does fail, we can thank
    you and the nasty republicans.

    And in the plan of last minute momentum, how much did the
    Huge Health Care Companies that are ripping off Americans,

    sorry Mass. voters, who did not know what the hell they were falling

    January 19, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Who said the Mayans were wrong?

    I will give money and join acorn myself before the next elections.Only half of eligible voters ever vote in this country and most of them are the poor and lower middleclass that will vote in Democrats.It will be the end of the republicans as we know them and that is a great thing.Austrailia and many other countries make everyone vote and have true democracies.

    January 19, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. walleye

    After Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans, on Sept 11, we went to war and spent hundreds of billions of dollars ensuring that this would not happen again. Yet every two months, that many people die because of our failure to provide universal insurance — and yet many members of the GOP want us to do nothing?
    Its Health INSURANCE folks NOT Health Care.

    January 19, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |

    If Brown wins he should be TIMES person of the year for 2010. He will be saving American Principles.

    January 19, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  5. Belle1

    I have to laugh at my fellow Democrats. Hmmm...funny...thought we ALL were Americans.

    As far as the tea bag crowd goes...so far the only ones I have seen be violent are my own fellow Democrats, or ACORN or SEIU members.

    Finally, as a Democrat who attended a Tea Party last year...wow...way less rude that most of the posts from my fellow Americans.

    January 19, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Massachusetts Conservative

    Can we put to rest the "Party of NO" chatter. Dems had a 60-40 super-majority and still couldn't get it done!!!! Who's fault is that? Not the 40 "No's". Stop blaming everyone else and start taking some responsibility!!!!

    January 19, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Barbara Independent in NY

    It's sad to think that the voters in Massachusetts would elect a tea bagging Cosmo centerfold because President Obama couldn't fix Bush's 8 year mess in just 1 year.

    January 19, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  8. UN-SUNG

    just call it what you really want to say, you don't want a black man to be in charge, or have any power.

    January 19, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  9. Kathleen

    Mass. TEDDY fought for you and you might as well have spit in his
    face. And with your vote we can't have a decent health care bill, but
    YOU DO! Thanks to Teddy.

    Mass. American Greed is playing well in your state and you will be
    long remembered for your asinine vote for a man you hardly knew.

    January 19, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Oompa Loompa

    Wow! Some posters need to read their history lesson for the decade. The mess we're in is due to a full bi-partisan effort! History shows Democrats had control of congress for the past 2 years of the Bush debacle. I believe they employed the same obstruction tactics as the Repubicans but on issues with less impact than health care reform. Both parties voted equally for the wars (here comes the "but Bush lied about it!" cries) but didn't really take any meaningful action to get us out other than not providing ammo and food to our troops fighting the wars. Do Barney Franks and Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae ring a bell? I bet if you took your history lesson you'd be able to find video of him "spittering" that everyone was wrong about the supposed collapse even though Repubs like John McCain warned of it a long time before it happened and Pelosi and the Democratic congress wouldn't listen. Hmmm, what were his ties to those institutions again? That fool Franks is still creating legislation for our financial industry which obviously isn't his forte. Hey, the truth is we have a bunch of losers in Washington misguided by a radical leftist president that doesn’t have the priorities in order. If Brown wins it’s because the nation elected him, some by pulling the lever to vote for him (God Bless those of you in Massachusetts that did so), and others by swiping their credit cards providing Brown with campaign funds. I think as a nation we proved we can out buy/out bid special interests that have been buying political office for the past 4 decades. All I can say is look out politicians! If you’re not doing your job representing the interests of all citizens we’ll pony up and get someone in your place that does. YES WE CAN!

    January 19, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Ohio D

    I am one disgusted Dem right now. I have been hearing more and more reports about GM (a government run company) sending buses and buses of union workers (getting fully paid) to Mass. beginning late last week and they will be there through tomorrow. It is even my party, but I find this to be a new low. Sending fully paid union workers to help "get the vote out". Why not volunteers as in the past??? This is a pure waste and abuse of government money. It makes me want to become an independent. It is like they are thinking, "If Acorn is compromised, let's just be corrupt ourselves". IT IS STUPID AND IT MAKES ME SICK...

    January 19, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    To think of the thousands of American citizens who will be deprived of Health Care simply so that Scott Brown can have the satisfaction of making political statement. Please MA do the right thing.

    January 19, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  13. Tom L.

    Apparently, Randolph, that somebody that didn't pay attention in English class would be you.

    "Somebody didn't pay attention in there English class's. Have a nice day!"

    Somebody didn't pay attention in THEIR English CLASSES"

    Have a wonderful day!

    January 19, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. cjr

    if this nude model wins – I hope obama takkes health care off the table. Let the republicans deal ith the fall out. I am a huge Obama supporter and should he choose not to run again – I support this also. Republicans pretty much destroyed the constitution and certainly our standing in the world. If those who currently reside in this country want the Bush's roves, Cheneys back in government. fine. I am just glad that I am older, chose not to have children, got out of the marke with just a tiny loss have a very secure part time job and own my own home. I will be fine. For those in their 40's 50's and beyond – the republicans will take everything you have and deny you medicare, social security and will take your children,grandchildren to war at every opportunity. they will continue their efforts to destroy what was once a great country.

    January 19, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. The Right Worships at the Altar of Ignorance

    "They have ignored us for a year now"

    Sooooo to remedy that you vote for the party that has done nothing but obstruct for the last year??? You vote for the party who's proud to be known as the party of "no"????? The party who offers NO solutions only criticisms????? Wow. Just wow.

    January 19, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Kevin in Ohio

    If Brown wins, it sends a VERY LOUD statement against the democrats' attempt at health Care Reform. Yet the dems on Capitol Hill are meeting to come up with a Plan B so that America will still have the democrat plan forced down their throat. This is CLEAR evidence of the inability of democrats to listen to the American people.

    Lets do Health Reform, but let's do it correctly, for Gods sake. Portability acropss state lines, tort reform, Medical Savings Accounts.

    Dems and Republicans all want the same thing in the end. the difference lies in the methodology. And the dems' tax and spend policy is just plain WRONG.

    January 19, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. B-Koi

    To let the GOP , with all their Dirty tricks, and pandering to the Public's fears, have this election , is a travesty! These are the people that MADE THE MESS ! These are the people that caused the Financial Crisis for God's sake ! President Obama has spent the past year trying to haul the US out of the toilet . Now the people are going to elect a Republican ? You have got to be kidding me !! Boy oh Boy, where are the brains here? If I was the President I would tell the lot of you to go to hell in a handbasket ! This is the best President since Kennedy and you treat him this way. I am amazed, and ashamed.

    January 19, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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