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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My voting day experience

(a partial crossposting from HatCityblog)

I'll like to take everyone back to yesterday when I voted in Danbury. I casted my vote over at Broadview school and had a chance to interview several people there. I was looking to talk to people from the Malloy, DeStefano, Lieberman, and Lamont campaigns and I traveled to the school three times (9:30, 2:00, and 6:30). Each time I stopped by the school, I only saw Lamont supporters handing out cards. Now that's not to say reps from the other campaigns didn't stow up, it's just that I didn't see them when I arrived on the scene.

I felt this was really strange the no one was around but Lamont supporters as I stopped by at 6:30 because that would have been the peaked time to vote but I was told that supporters were making rounds to all the other polls. Due to the fact that I had to travel to Meriden to cover the Lamont/Lieberman race, I didn’t' have enough time to get everywhere in Danbury which sucks.

In any case, I was able to conduct an interview with two Lamont volunteers who worked at the school all day (I saw them each time I arrived at the school). Since they hung out there all day, I felt it would only be right to talk to them, find out their views on the turnout, and ask them why they support Lamont.

If anyone has a primary day story, please email me and I'll post it to the blog. Danbury had a great turnout and it's great to see all Democrats use their right to vote. No matter whom you voted for yesterday, the point is THAT YOU VOTED and in the end, that’s the only thing that really matters.

Imagine what would happen if those same Democrats come out to support the Party in next years election.

I hope you enjoy the clip.