NEW YORK, NY.
A woman called Tamika from 145th St. single-handedly catalyzed a party on the downbound A Train last night. Pretty soon, she had everyone on the train doing shots from the same bottle of lime-flavored vodka and cheering.
As soon as CNN called the election for Barack Obama, I grabbed my camera and took the A Train to Harlem. Where else would you want to be when America elects its first black president?
Exciting report from North Carolina. Christina R. Bowers, captain of Precinct 25 in Charlotte reports that 90-95% of the registered voters in her rolls have cast ballots today.
Election Protection is getting reports of Ohio voters whose names have mysteriously vanished from the voter rolls:
Above the Law has a disturbing dispatch from Pennsylvania. Some voting machines have broken down and voters are casting their votes on paper ballots. According to ATL’s Elie Mystal, voters are being told that their emergency votees on paper will be counted as provisional ballots, not as ordinary votes:
Meet Eunice Brice, a member of UH local 570 and a Charlotte native.
Today she’s helping UNITE get out the vote in her home town.
Eunice says she hasn’t an election day like this since Kennedy.
Elana called from a car in Charlotte, North Carolina to report that this is shaping up to be a remarkable election day. Union organizers have noticed that they’re not the only ones giving rides to the polls today. People who aren’t affiliated with any campaign are spontaneously stepping up and offering rides.
My good friend Elana Levin is in on the ground in North Carolina with UNITE HERE. Elana and her colleagues in the Change to Win coalition are working hard to close the deal for Barack Obama in this unlikeliest of battleground states:
According to separate lawsuits filed in Texas and Delaware last week a wealthy Republican donor funneled $75,000 from a Texas oil services company to Sen. Norm Coleman through the insurance company that employs Norm’s wife, Laurie.