MO Update: Turnout High, Polls Are Busy in Missouri
Heavy turnout in Missouri, Virginia, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.
Drudge has several updates.
PubDef reports that turnout in St. Louis City is high and officials are expecting 58-60%- roughly 100,000 voters.
Only 10-15% of registrations were legitimate from the 5,000 voter registration cards turned in by ACORN employees in St. Louis:
The St. Louis elections director estimated that after investigating 5,000 registrations turned in by ACORN, only 10 to 15 percent were legitimate and it had appeared that names had been copied from the phone book.
KSDK in St. Louis is reporting high turnout, few problems:
New machines are coupled Tuesday with the expected high voter turnout, leading to significant waits at some polling places.
The leading candidates for senate in Missouri both waited to vote Tuesday morning. Democrat Claire McCaskill waited about a half-hour at a polling place in Kirkwood. Republican Jim Talent waited about an hour before voting at a polling place in Chesterfield.
Here’s a no-brainer:
Democrats needed to gain 15 House seats or six in the Senate to form a majority, a development that would give them a stronger voice against a war that has cost more than 2,800 U.S. lives and has come to be seen by most Americans as misbegotten.
Sharply critical of Bush’s prosecution of the war throughout the campaign, Democrats nevertheless lack a common position on how to get the U.S. out.
Several voters in Jennings, Missouri were turned away for not being registered:
Denise Lieberman with the Washington-based group Advancement Project says some residents in the St. Louis suburb of Jennings were told they were not on the voting rolls.
The St. Louis County Election Board chairman John Diehl denied these reports from Jennings saying they had not heard one complaint.