Election Day 2010
November 2, 2010 by USA Post
Election Day 2010, (AP) – The fate of the Democratic Congress has been put before voters Tuesday in the midterm elections that attracted the Americans from polling stations before dawn, some clamoring for change, the widening of other their positions against the resurgent Republicans. Captures expectations on both sides that the order was for a political makeover in these anxious times. Vote
In the middle-class suburb of Cleveland, Parma Heights, Ohio, Fred Peck, 48, explained his vote for the Republicans – and by extension against the agenda of President Barack Obama – by pointing to an increase of 20 percent in its health care premiums and the declining value its pension fund. “I do not see anything changing for the better,” said Peck, who works in the maintenance of the campus.
Near Miami Coconut Grove liberal, Professor Steve Wise, 28, voted for Charlie Crist independent for the Senate and Democrats for other offices. Mostly, he welcomed the end of a national campaign so often toxic in tone. “I just want this day is over,” he said. “Because it’s too -. Political ads, newscasts, too many talking heads, I just want to move on and put the country back.”
In Pelham, New York, Raymond Garofano, 66, who works in packaging for Revlon, voted a straight ticket Democratic and that Obama has “done an adequate job. Nobody is perfect.”
Republicans blithely forecast that they would win the House and inaugurate a new era of shared governance, two years after the Democratic victory sealed the presidency, the House and Senate and began to reshape the agenda in a time of serious recession and war. Democrats did not seriously dispute the expectations that they would lose the House this time, even during the campaign through the final hours to stem losses.
“This will be a great day,” Republican House Leader John Boehner, capable of becoming pregnant, if the GOP won the House, said after voting at a church near his West Chester, Ohio, suburban home. He said that for those who think the government spends too much and too Bailout ‘is their opportunity to be heard. ”
Democrats tend to be fortified farm, with an operation praised by the party, organizers of Obama and the unions to get supporters to the polls on Election Day. This time they face a ground game steeped in the tea party, less brilliant than the other side, but full of energy.
The elections are a test mid-term prime time for the coalition soft knit and largely leaderless, incredible force two years ago. Tea party supporters rocked the Republican establishment in the primaries, starting with several veteran lawmakers and the installation of more than 70 candidates; nearly three dozen of them are in competitive races Tuesday.
If successful, the conservative movement could come to Washington as a firewall against expansive federal spending, liberalization of immigration and more, as well as an additional threat to the law on health care historical Republicans hope to somehow get ahead.
The Democrats have had to struggle against the apathy of their supporters and many people who are motivated to vote on Tuesday seemed lukewarm on Obama as they voted for his party.
“I think he’s OK, I would not say great, I would not say horrible,” said Heather Walczuk, 26, a social worker in Manhattan. She moved to Virginia a few years ago and used to vote Republican, but has changed. She said that her mother has recently joined the tea party. “I do not think it fully, truly, knows exactly what is involved or what they stand for,” she said.
At a forum in Windsor Heights, a suburb west of Des Moines, Iowa, several voters said it might be a good thing to have Democrats and Republicans sharing power, and Obama meet braked.
“I voted mostly Republican,” said Jodi Albert, 47, an insurance company worker. “I think some of his policies are a little too social. We need him to stop ”
Travis Kelly, 46, housewife, said of his vote: “I mixed a little while, I do not like it when they talk about increasing the government I guess I wanted to send a signal .. “.
Boehner on Monday pledged to hold weekly votes to cut federal spending, make jobs a top priority GOP and fight to repeal the law on health. Former President Bill Clinton, campaigning for the Democrats as if his own future were on the line, confused late at night in New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida.
Republicans need 40 more seats to win the House, a goal that polls have indicated that they could reach. Races over 100 of the 435 seats are competitive.
Republicans need a net gain of 10 to take the Senate, a tougher road that forces them to win every close race. The GOP has also made strong bids to add to their ranks and governors to develop in state legislatures.
Efforts to mobilize voters were held for weeks that more than 14 million Americans voted early.
In Nevada, home hot Senate contest between the Democratic majority leader Harry Reid and tea parties pick Sharron Angle, registered Democrats and Republicans came out early in similar numbers. In Pennsylvania, another battleground, more than half the voters were Republicans at the beginning, at last count.
Some races might go days or more without winning, thanks to the multitude of competitions planned nearby – in Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, West Virginia, Ohio, Alaska and more – and the persistence of voting systems fragile in some places than a decade after the presidential election counting disaster in Florida.
Hundreds of lawyers on both sides are ready to roll. Angry supporters and rags caustic ads by the candidates, now spilling into an Election Day that could lead to complaints of voting irregularities, fraud and collapses to the machine – and hair -trigger legal challenges, marked the campaign.
One of the most unpredictable races took place in Alaska, where Senator Lisa Murkowski, upset in the GOP primary by choosing the tea party, Joe Miller, is trying to win voters by having to write his name on the ballot to vote. Democrats injected cash at the end of the campaign to try to lift their candidate, Scott McAdams, on the other two.
Voters in 37 states electing governors. Among the most competitive: the contest between the Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland and former Representative Republican John Kasich.
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