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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Election reflections

Posted November 4, 2008 7:57 a.m. EST
Updated November 4, 2008 8:21 a.m. EST

Have you voted yet? If so, did you vote early or did you brave the the dreary conditions today? How long are the lines today? How long did you have to wait to cast your ballot? Please discuss. I would love to get a lot of fresh information throughout the day.

I plan to vote this afternoon at a neighborhood school in Cary after work. That should be about 1:30 p.m. I've never had to wait more than 10 or 15 minutes in the past. That may change today. I am not really sure, but I am encouraged by the unprecedented turnout of early voters.

I would also like to hear about your favorite election of all time. I can’t help but think of the Kennedy-Nixon battle in 1960 when I was barely 10 years old. A neighborhood friend had a stake in the race. His dad was a Kennedy delegate to the Democratic Convention in California. It was a close and exciting race, and I remember debating the issues with my young classmates in elementary school. We all learned a lot about democracy that year. My parents let me stay up late election night to follow the returns with Walter Cronkite on CBS. That was a lot of fun.  I think that was my first taste of the journalistic bug.  I've still got it today.

Chime in with your own election reflections.