The View From Your Election: Columbus, Ohio

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A reader writes:

I waited in line for three hours to vote the other day.  What amazed me was all the different people out there voting.  There was this ridiculous line and a single mother was in front of me, she was trying to feed her child in her arms and scooted the baby carrier on the ground with her foot.  I saw men and women in uniform, I saw elderly in wheelchairs, elderly standing in the line wheeling oxygen tanks along with them. When I got up to the poll worker who printed off my ballot for me, I asked her if it was like this every day.  She said for the past week or so it had been, averaging thirty thousand people a day coming in to vote early.  Then I read in the paper this morning about how Ohio is expecting an 80% voter turnout. It is absolutely amazing.

(Photo: A student at Ohio State University casts her vote at a campus polling place November 4, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. By Chris Hondros/Getty.)

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