I will place any election day notes in this post.
820 AM - I had to run an early morning errand and in the process had to drive past a Bi-Lo and Food Lion, and 1 polling place. The two grocery stores were busy. With snow in the forecast, the run on milk and bread has begun, but the polling place had a total of 2 cars parked in the lot.
With the weather, I expect a soft turnout. Only the motivated will put schlepping out into the cold rain or snow to vote on their to do list today. The question is, who does it help.
My first instinct is to think that the Huckabee supporters may be the most dedicated but that gain for him may be erased by the fact that the worst weather is expected where the largest evangelical base is located.
Mitt has taken Nevada ,at least the networks are calling it that way. I wonder why McCain did so poorly there, the networks called this on entrance polling, no actual votes are posted. You would think a Senator from the state next door could have put up a bit of a fight.
And in South Carolina another voter turnout report. In 2000, the last contested primary had about 565,000 republican voters. I will interested to see this years turnout.
Is anyone voting. I checked the action at 4 polling places, all were very very very quiet.
Nevada Results Clinton over Obama by 5%, Mitt with over 50% takes the Republicans, Racist Ron Paul leads the pack of 7 Dwarfs with 13%
Fred Thompson peeled away enough votes from Huckabee to allow McCain to claim his second win. Thompson is now done. Another point to note, it appears voter turnout is way way off the 2000 primary, with turnout down by about 25%, ouch. Another clear sign of Republican party malaise and dissatisfaction.