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I finished up by 9 PM and was happy to get home and tired. There was only a few precincts that had lines here when the polls closed in my county and they moved along so we were able to get everyone picked up by 8 PM to go home. We kept hearing stories come out of Miami/Dade area with many hours wait. I was so thrilled that the President said "we are going to fix that." It is time for congress to add a law against making people stand in line for hours to vote to the Voters Rights Act. Enough is enough. We have to start holding officials accountable for targeting urban areas and just plain incompetency. I hope he follows through.
Those people who stayed in line are my heroes in this election. They made it possible to defeat the worst of the amendments and help pick up 4 house seats. They showed that they would not be pushed around by voter suppression. This was personal for them and will be back to defeat Rick Scott in 2 years.
The volunteers who worked hard for the last year to reelect Obama also are heroes too. They never lost faith and knew they would bring the votes in. The media did not have much faith in Florida but we knew.