From the Atlantic's Joshua Green:
I made a point of arriving early at my Washington, D.C., polling precinct
this morning, at 7:45, expecting parking problems and lines around the
block. Parking wasn't hard and there was only a bit of commotion. But as I
got closer it became clear that the commotion wasn't Obamamania--it was
mainly moms and dads dropping their kids off at the elementary school across
the street. Lesson: don't believe the rapturous crowds you see on TV are
everywhere. Inside, the place was barren. The number of voters I counted
(12) barely outnumbered the precinct workers. The whole thing seemed oddly
anticlimactic. (But as a DC voter I'm accustomed to that.) I'd assumed that
yuppie Northwest DC would be a hotbed of furious liberal civic-mindedness,
but some reporting (actually, walking down the hall to talk to this guy
revealed that Ward 3, where I live, is one of only two white-majority precincts, and therefore considered Hillary territory, insofar as such a thing exists in DC. That'd explain the robo-calls. Not sure what it bodes, if anything, for the candidates.
Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.